Cribs and Christmas (This week’s pictures)

0n8a5222eIt makes a change from Christmas trees, robins, snow and immortal choir boys singing everlasting choruses. Last weekend a local church had a Christmas Crib Festival. So we took along some belonging to our family. I feel it always comes as something of a shock when people are reminded that Jesus was not British – or even European for that matter – although you would hardly think it looking at Christmas cards.

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What interested me more was the way in which each culture has this wonderful habit of portraying the Christ child in its own image.

The photographs I took are of figures from the nativity scenes from Vietnam, North America,

Spain (Santiago de Compostela) and Zambia.


0n8a5354Hope your preparations for the festival go well.