No. 7

Alexis Blog
DEAR PAPER NATIVITY ENTHUSIAST,

So much has happened since last wrote to you, and I'm excited to share some of the latest Crèchemania news.

One of the reasons it has been so long since we talked is that I've been traveling, photographing my upcoming book, In Search of the Nativity.

In fact, I have just returned from an inspiring trip to Alaska, where I walked the paths once trod by Orthodox saints. Now, only a few states remain, and I will be setting of to visiting them this week.

But before leaving for New England and Eastern Canada, I really needed to give some love to the Crèchemania site. Boy, have been busy posting beautiful new nativities for you to enjoy!

To our growing list of the popular Premium Downloads, we've been adding Printed Sheets as well. These are quality ink-jet printed with fade-resistant inks on professional, heavyweight paper, great for card modeling.

In fact, many nativities are now available as Premium Downloads — that you can print again and again — as Printed Sheets, and Combos (Premium Download & Printed Sheet) packages for a special price. In our Combo package you get five quality Printed Sheets and a Premium Download that you can print on letter sized paper as many times as you wish.

Visit the Paper Model Kiosk and see it all, especially our latest offerings:

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Five Angels Nativity

From far-away Brazil, from the Celso Battistini C. Rosa Collection, comes this colorful fold-out Five Angels Nativity Premium Download.

Paper nativity enthusiasts may recognize the figures, but the crèche front is another matter: a thatched cottage, dripping in climbing vines and flowers, provides the setting for the Nativity. Have you ever laid eyes on a more elaborate "Gloria in Excelsis Deo!" banner? It's drawn with as much care as the beautiful hand-drawn German script. Five angels are surrounded by a cloud, with the center one with arm raised as if to lead the others in song.

You'll enjoy reading more about this nativity in myblog.
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Lantern Nativity

I've always shied away from sharing with you one the more complex pop-up nativities.

But no more. There's so much to love about the Lantern Nativity, and it's special Combo price is just another reason.

There are eleven layers in all: Magi, shepherds, little angels flying on the thatched-roof manger, and the Star of Bethlehem shining high above. Yet our step-by-step instructions make assembly easy.

You'll enjoy reading more about this nativity in myblog.
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Twelve-pointed Star Nativity

What a special combination: three quality printed sheets on professional paper that really do justice to the Twelve-pointed Star Nativity — paper créches don't get much more special than this — a Premium Download you can print at home on letter-sized pager, and a special price!

Beautiful art and easy assembly combine to create a superb manger scene based on a vintage German original from the Crèchemania Collection.

You'll enjoy reading more about this nativity in my blog.
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Twelve-pointed Star Nativity No. 2

Just three pieces — the Front, Manger, and Figures — fold and fit to create this paper nativity from a vintage German classic in the Crèchemania Collection.

It measures 8 x 10.5 x 1.75 inches so you can easily print it on letter-sized paper, and features fine artwork and simplicity of construction: the side walls of the Front fold back, the Figures fit into two slots, and the assembly fits into the Manger. Slip the tabs of the roof, with its Twelve-pointed Star, into the corresponding Manger slots and voilá: The Twelve Pointed Star Nativity is complete. Time to print and assemble another?
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Twelve-pointed Star Nativity No. 3

This small nativity (5 x 3.5 x .75 inches) features a curved front, a feature not often found in the world of paper crèches and comes to you courtesy of the Celso Battistini C. Rosa Collection.

The sides of tis front, brightly illustrated with shepherds, sheep, foliage, and palm trees, curves back and the roof folds back to be inserted into the manger façade.

Although this is Twelve-pointed Star Nativity No. 3, the only thing it shares with No. 1 & No. 2 are the figures. But here they're rendered in bright colors, not the more subdued tones of No. 1 & No. 2. Not even the star has 12 points, but 13! Go figure.


You'll enjoy reading more about this nativity in my blog.
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Victorian Nativity

A tour-de-force — albeit a delicious one! — of the printer's and lithographer's art, the Victorian Nativity features four layers and folds down flat for easy storage. "Glory to God in the Highest" is proclaimed in German on a front porch pierced with lacy openings and topped by a bell tower bordered by thick trellises that drape over the roof. Inside, set against a double Gothic window, unfolds the Nativity. Three letter-size sheets will create an 8 x 8 x2 fold-out paper nativity.


These are just of the few exciting additions to Crèchemania.com and the Paper Model Kiosk. Visit often — and enjoy!

—Alexis

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