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  1. Celso's Crèche: a beautiful Free Download

     
    A single sheet, four folds, an interlocking roof—and Celso's Crèche can be added to your collection! Oh, did we say, "Free Download?"  
    The printed image shows the paper nativity's simplicity. Has it seemed that I have fallen off the edge of the earth?

    Well, I did, spending many months with family Down Under. Sydney is just 9 hours from Hawaii, where I finished photographing my upcoming book, and I couldn't resist.

    And now that I'm ...
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  2. A Christmas triptych's golden glow

     
    At 30.5 x 20 inches, this large backlit crèche fills the room with a golden glow.  
    A much smaller backlit crèche, lit with a battery-powered flickering candle. It measures 20 inches high and 30.5 inches wide, and it fills the room with its golden glow, the closest thing to a beautiful, sun-lit, stained glass window in the gray Midwest winter days.

    How this large, fragile — the image is cigarette-paper thin — survived intact is a mystery.
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  3. Turn your Christmas tree into a Crèche tree!

    Turn your Christmas tree into a Crèche Tree — Crèchemania's very own, with beautiful musical arrangements by
    Dan Goeller.



     How many paper nativities you can get on your Crèche Tree! 

    I have been spending pleasant hours during my pre-Christmas travel hiatus to work on the redesign of Crechemania.com. Your response to the new, easier-to-navitage design? Overwheliming: in just a few days, almost 2,000 free downloads have been sent out into the world ...
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  4. A vintage paper nativity in desperate need of some TLC

    There was nothing about the sad state of this beautiful vintage nativity that a few days of tender loving care couldn't fix …

     Rollover on the image above with your mouse to see the vintage version of the Five Angels Nativity, clearly in need of some TLC. Notice that the "jump" in the Magi and the Mother and Child groups is due to positioning these pieces higher for better visibility. The shift in the background is due to the addition of a missing column at right. 
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  5. Wondrous Christmas Crib

    A marvelous vintage German paper nativity glows — and mesmerizes with its revolving star…


    The Wondrous Christmas Crib glows, and its Bethlehem Star turns by the slight heat generated by the small five-watt bulb inside.

     
    The Wunder-Weihnachtskrippe, circa end of the 19th century. I can't be sure how long this large brown envelope (shown at left) has been in my collection. All I know is that every time I've run into it when looking for a paper ...
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