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  1. Vivid Miniature Nativities — and a brand-new Free Download!

    Four vintage, discolored, and torn nativity sheets are preserved as four vibrant Vivid Miniature Nativities...

    Vivid Miniature Nativities decorate the Crèchemania Crèche Tree.  
    Vintage nativity sheets in desperate need of some Crèchemania TLC. 

    I found myself out of the country, but not without the paper nativities I love. And I may not have had Internet, but I had Photoshop and scans of the four vintage miniature nativity sheets, ...
    Alexis' Blog
  2. A Crèche for the Sistine Madonna

    A vintage front, a new Gothic apse —a perfect setting for the Sistine Madonna?  
    This vintage crèche features stunning art, a glossy finish and familiar figures.  The story of Raphael's celebrated 1512 masterpiece, the Sistine Madonna, is the stuff of legend.

    Commissioned by Pope Julius II for the altar of the Benedictine Monastery of San Sisto (hence the name "Sistine"), in 1734 it was purchased and brought to Dresden, by Augustus III of Poland. ...
    Alexis' Blog
  3. Christmas 2015

    A Theater Cuckoo Crèche brings back memories of Christmases past...

     A toy theater proscenium provides the stage for the Nativity — the Theater Cuckoo Crèche. (Mouseover the image above to part the curtains, allowing a moment for the image to draw on your page. Photo © Crè 
    My first toy theater, from long-long ago. For me, it wasn't Christmas without a paper nativity to cut and paste.

    And so it was this year, but this ...
    Alexis' Blog
  4. Christmas 2017 Crèche Free Download

    A Free Download for you and yours to enjoy!  
    The Christmas 2017 Crèche is simple to make — and a joy to give! How long has it really been, dear fellow enthusiasts, since you last heard from me?

    No, I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth, but you could say I traveled to the other side of the world: to Australia, where I photographed the luminous stained glass windows St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, for my book.

    From ...
    Alexis' Blog
  5. Rose and Transept Window of The Nativity, Sacred Heart Church, Toledo, Ohio

    Thank you, Sister Virginia Welsh, for guiding me to the Sacred Heart Church and its magnificent window of The Nativity; Royce Wicks, for opening the doors of the church and sharing your appreciation of its sacred art; Mike Snyder, for sharing your love for your church; and Father Frank Eckart, for sharing the true meaning of The Nativity…

     Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Toledo, Ohio — a magnificent Nativity unfolds in three panels, crowned by the Star of Bethlehem and a brilliant ...
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