Tag Archives: Christmas decorations

  • Best Creche Exhibitions to Visit This Christmas

    We all often hear the question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas?” One of the simplest and best ways to contemplate the holiday is by viewing a creche display. It is difficult not to be moved by the humble and yet extraordinary circumstances of the night Jesus was born. Artists have represented the Holy

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  • Outdoor Nativity Store Sheep Get ‘Flocked’

    Can you imagine looking out your window first thing in the morning to find that your front yard was covered with more than 30 sheep? That’s the surprise that greeted many congregation members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City, Pennsylvania last spring and summer.  The sheep, which were from the Outdoor Nativity Store

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  • How Senior Citizens Can Beat the Holiday Blues

    The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a special time to get together with family and friends and to take part in fun, familiar traditions that include music, decorating, food and other festivities. However, for many Americans – especially senior citizens – the holiday season can bring on feelings of loss and

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  • donkey and ox next to Virgin Mary at nativity

    Were Animals in the Manger on the First Christmas?

    Most representations of Jesus’ birth show donkeys, cows, and sheep watching over the Holy Family and a camel or two arriving with the Three Kings. Artistic renderings may include animals that are native to the artist’s country. For example, an African artist might include a zebra or a giraffe at the manger scene. But what

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  • Woman explaining nativity scene to children

    Glencairn Museum: Nativity Collection in a Castle

    If you will be in the Philadelphia area this holiday season, you owe it to yourself to plan a visit to Glencairn in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Built between 1928 and 1939, Glencairn is an impressive Medieval-style castle that first served as a private home for the Raymond Pitcairn family and now serves as a museum.

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  • Christmas ornaments from 1960s

    Guide to Vintage Christmas Decorations

    Christmas decorating is about memory making. If you are a parent or a grandparent, you want to make Christmas special for the kids. If you are a young person, you may feel the holiday season hasn’t begun until Mom or Dad hauls out the boxes out of the attic or basement. No matter what your

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