As promised, here are photos of my nativity scene. I usually put it on the shelves of a bookcase, but opted to set it up with the tree on top of my split level desk which separates the living and dining areas.
I just love the wise men and all their camels. The are conferring to make sure they are on the right road to find the baby King.
The pieces are from all different places. I started out with a ceramic set I made and added to it with pieces from Walmart, back when you could just buy the pieces you wanted. Several years running I bought pieces at the Hallmark shop but they have gotten way too pricey now.
The goats and a ram I got at our local Farmer's Supply, they were part of the farm animal collectible figurines.
I just love the happy innkeeper on the right, his pockets are full because the inn is full and he even rented out the stables!
Watch out, there's a Roman guard reading proclamations again. But the angels are watching over our babe.
Bethlehem may be small but it sure is busy!
The angels are making music and the shepherd boy is looking at the star in the sky.
I grew up with the nativity scene being placed under the tree, it's a bit hard with my small tree and all the nativity pieces I have, but the desk works fairly well.