A collection of the prettiest modern nativity sets you can find. These are not your grandmother’s nativity sets, they’re neutral and minimalist and beautiful!
Christmas can bring out the collector in people. For some, its nutcrackers. Others add a special new ornament to their collection every year. Some people have elaborate Christmas villages, and this year I’m seeing lots of bottle brush tree collections.
But I love nativities.
Growing up, we had a few special nativity sets. One delicate porcelain set that went on top of the piano, and then a few more tucked into bookshelves and on tables. It was always a special event when we set up the nativity, and we all wanted the privilege of placing the baby Jesus (with his perpetually broken arm, haha).
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Now that I have my own family, I’ve continued the tradition of decorating with nativities. I think we’re up to 7 different sets. (I even spray painted an ugly nativity set!) We have a few nice sets that are up out of reach, and then we also have the Fisher Price Nativity set and a wooden nativity set that the kids are welcome to play with and rearrange to their hearts content.
Nativities help my family stay focused on the real reason we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. When they were little, it was fun to find pieces of the Little People nativity set in random places. I remember one day cleaning up toys and finding Mary and a camel in the Little People school bus. It made me laugh so hard!
Finding Modern Nativity Sets
Its fun to shop for nativities, but it can be tricky to find modern ones. There are lots of “classic” nativity sets out there, but beautiful, modern nativity sets are hard to come by.
So I scoured the stores and found 20 of the prettiest modern nativities. I’ve linked them up below, just click the pictures or links to shop.
I hope this was helpful. Merry Christmas, friends!