The Birth of Jesus

Advent Calendar

and Nativity Scene

The Birth of Jesus Advent Calendar and Nativity Scene designed by Italian artist Agostino Traini.

     This lively and interactive calendar helps families count down the days to Christmas. It includes familiar nativity figures like Baby Jesus, shepherds, and animals in the stable. But you may have noticed that it also includes some unexpected figures, like a woman holding an espresso maker and a man who has just made a Pizza Margherita. Why are these characters entering the scene?

     The Artist wanted to show this familiar story in a new way, featuring everyday people from his own experiences and whimsical artistic imagination. Those who first came to adore Jesus were humble shepherds. Can't you also imagine a local man bringing some clementines or a woman bringing fresh eggs from her chickens? And do you think Mary and Joseph would have turned down tht espresso after the night they had?

     We hope your family enjoys the laughter, surprises and imagination as they place one figure in the scene each day of December. Connect to the days beginning December 1st below and don't forget December 26th!

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