With Christmas fast approaching, I know I'm not the only one to be cutting and pasting. At least one of you is doing the same:
Hello Alexis, I am feeling very blessed to have found your site today with all of the beautiful images and information. It is so uplifting and what a new world you have given to others (and to me as well). It is really Christmas for this senior!
Now, along with my correspondent, all of Crèchemania's enthusiasts, our Crèche Guild Friends, and Paper Model Kiosk customers have some excitng brand-new Free and Premium Downloads to add to your paper nativity collection!
And you'll want to browse through all the wonderful nativities, advent calendars, and other delightful Christmas items available at Crèchemania's Paper Model Kiosk store. And don't miss my latest Blog after quite a long hiatus — over 11,000 miles — on the road photographing nativities.
It feels good to be back, great to be talking to you, and would be wonderful hearing from you: tell me what else you'd like to see on Crèchemania and the Paper Model Kiosk; about a vintage nativity you'd like to share as a Free Downoad with fellow enthusiasts; about yourself and your collection:
Happy cutting and pasting — and shopping!
P.S. We love hearing from you.
Cut out and send the Boughs of Holly as a postcard, that wishes, "A Merry Christmas."
Or, print it at a 50% reduction and make the perfect gift cards! Run a ribbon or gold string through one of the die-cut openings and attach to your gifts.
A PREMIUM DOWNLOAD & NATIVITY SHEET
A fine quality ink-jet print using ektachrome fade-resistant inks on professional media semigloss paper and a Premium Download of? Yes! The Egyptian nativity as a PDF and printed nativity sheet. So you can still have fun with your printer, and have a museum- quality print to assemble and add to your collection.
This early-1900s vintage German fold-out nativity from the Crèchemania Collection is printed on a brilliant, large-size (13 x 19 inch) nativity sheet. The Egyptian Nativity Sheet creates a marvelous 3-Dimensional crèche, and features the Manger — with Mother and Child, Joseph, and adoring Angel — the Magi and Shepherds, a star-sprinkled Background, and a most beguiling Front featuring a trellis-laden straw roof and an Egyptian acolyte attending the King of the East holding a colorful peacock fan.
What arguably is one of the most beautiful paper nativities in the Crèchemania Gallery is now available as a Premium Download. It's called Thurible Nativity, from the clouds of incense enveloping the censer (thurible) held by the kneeling Magi at left. This is a glorious Christmas crib with four-layers: an stone arch front covered in flowers and straw; a Magi layered picturing the Wise Men of the East in rich garments bearing gifts; the Holy Family layer, featuring the re requisite ox and ass and a kneeling shepherd boy; and the manger, which surrounds the Nativity in wood and straw.
In this Premium Download the Nativity unfolds under a straw roof and a Gloria in Excelsis Deo! banner, with Bethlehem as a backdrop. This medium-sized fold-out vintage German nativity measures 5 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches, and has three layers: the front which features two shepherds, a magi, his acolyte, and two sheet, folds back to create the side walls and roof; the center layer depicts the Mother, Child, Joseph, two Magi, and the ox and the ass; and the background, Bethlehem, silhouetted against the hills of Judea
STRAW ROOF NATIVITY
A straw roof covers this vintage German manger scene whose slots and tabs make assembly a cinch. The front, which folds back to create the straw roof and sides, features the Star of Bethlehem on the straw roof, three sheep, and openings on the sides. The center layer depicts the Nativity and two adoring shepherds, and the background manger's two windows could be nicely enhanced with your favorite color of cellophane
Buy this collection — available for a limited time — and save 25%!
This collection includes the 6.5 x 6 x 1.5 inch Thurible Nativity No. 8, one of the most beautiful paper nativities in the Crèchemania Gallery; the Bethlehem Nativity which, at 5 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches, is small enough to be displayed just about anywhere, but large enough to show its nice details; and the Straw Roof Nativity, measuring 7.75 x 5 x 1.25 inches, is easily assembled by tabs and slots. You'll love them all