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Here are a few pics of ours. This was our first Nativity and we hope to build off of it next year and make it much better. Really want it to be more of the center of our display.

Very nice! I like the fire as well.

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Thanks Guys, we appreciate the positive feedback. I was very pleased with the fire. The bulbs actually move like real fire. Next year I hope to add some of the animals and a nice angel.

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Guest Lightzilla

My manger scene is nothing fancy, I have Mary, Joseph, a donkey, a lamb, and a camel.

Here is a picture of the manger scene (under an arch) at the start of the snow storm and a picture of the manger scene after the snow storm ends.

All you see is the face of Mary, the donkey's ears, and the camel's hump, but the lamb is buried.

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Mine is a very eclectic nativity. Beco, TPI, Empire and Poloron, everyone

is included.

My collecting of Blow Molds and Nativities grew out

of one that I use to make my dad drive to several times

each year growing up.

Nativity count including the one outside, this year is 57.

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Here's ours.:santasmileyitty:

thanks john:santasmileyitty:

Go to additional options.under were you post.hit manage attachments then pick your files you have saved on your pc.hope this helps.:santasmileyitty:

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Please who knows how to attach a picture in here?

When you post a reply, and the typing template comes up, after you've typed your message, scroll down, and you will see a button that reads "Manage Attachements." Use that to upload your pic(s).

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I put my Nativity Set by our Mailbox by itself with my Northstar hanging 20' in a tree over the top of the display.

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Here's my nativity scene for 2009. Only used a few pieces in it this year so it would fit my theme. Every year I do a different theme and center the display around it. This year was "Through the Years". I turned 40 a few days after Christmas, so I divided the yard into 4 sections and displayed blow molds that I remembered from each of the 4 decades of my life. I put a Poloron nativity scene in the 1970s section because as a young child I remember a house near me had this set. They only had Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and 2 lambs along with the stable, so that's all I displayed this year. Their set was surrounded by pine trees, so I attempted to recreate that look using artificial trees.

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Here is my navity this year. We added the 3 Wisemen and a baby lamb. All the wireframes are purchased from Lori's. My daughter and i put the lights on.

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Guest A.F.NUT

I used my new Santas Best nativity in the front display this year. All the pieces came from other PC members in trades and some simply as gifts, so it has a little more meaning. I also used my old Poloron set in the back again. Tom

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Hereismy nativity, not a great picture. It was my grandmother's she made years ago. It is missing a few pieces. Over the years my Grandpa (who is now 93) dropped and broke a wiseman, which I replaced, broke the hand off another wiseman, and broke a few other pieces too. We had camels too but they finally gave way and broke (of course grandpa broke one of them).

Sorry about the pic.

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Here is a pic of my collection. I was 8 years old then, and I almost have 200 nativities. I started collecting when i was 3 years old.

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I almost have 200 nativities. I started collecting when i was 3 years old.

NICE! You'd get along great with my Step-Mother. She collects Salt and Pepper Shakers!

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... And she has HUNDREDS More boxed up!

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