Hand Carved Nativity Scene

Hand Carved Nativity Scene


Almost eight hundred years ago, in 1223,  St. Francis of Assisi staged the first ever recorded nativity scene. He created his depiction to help children understand the true meaning of Christmas. As is often seen, the meaning of the holiday can be lost among the sea of presents and gift giving. St. Francis wanted to remind the world that the season was about more than just giving or receiving gifts, but that it was about celebrating the birth of a special baby. His depiction of the baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph was set up in a cave in Greccio, Italy and was used to show the world that the spirit of Christmas was something to be treasured, not materialized.

Our Alaskan Nativity scene was carved from fossil walrus jawbone by artists in Juneau, Alaska. We only have 2 sets available, 1 has 5.5″ figures and the other has 6″ figures. Each set comes with 8 figures. This set will be a family heirloom for generations to come

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