Contemporary and ultra-modern, these minimalist nativity sets simply focus on that holy night when Jesus was born.
I’ll admit, the first time I saw an ultra-modern abstract nativity, I was like “Whaaaaat? Blasphemy!” But I’ll be honest, these minimalist nativity sets have really grown on me in a way that I did not anticipate at all.
When it comes to these abstract and contemporary nativity sets, I think its pretty incredible that Jesus, Mary and Joseph can be portrayed in such a nontraditional way. I mean, cut pieces of glass? Jenga blocks with labels? And yet, its still obviously representative of that special night.
Perhaps these ultra-modern and minimalist nativities capture the essence and true spirit of Christmas best, by getting rid of all the excess, all the embellishments, all the distracting elements. The focus is on the simple sacredness of that night.
Here are a few of my favorites, with links to shop for your convenience.
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Minimalist and Ultra-Modern Nativity Sets
These ultra-modern nativity sets are minimal and abstract. Trey are true works of art that focus on that sacred night, without all the distracting embellishments.
This premium nativity set is gorgeous with its sleek lines and modern simplicity. There are additional pieces available if you want to include the shepherd, angel and wise men. Adding to the collection every year would be a beautiful and meaningful gift.
I love this ultra modern, minimalist take on the full nativity set. Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the three wisemen, two shephards (or an angel and a shephard?) and three animals (I'll guess a camel, donkey and sheep). The wood is lovely, and Jesus is the beautiful focal point.