Posts tagged Christmas greetings

The Christmas Nativity

The Nativity, or crèche, is one of my family’s favorite Christmas symbols. Introduced to Europe in 1223 by St. Francis of Assisi, who wanted to emphasize Jesus Christ’s birth at Christmastime by reenacting the event with humans and animals, the Nativity has become an iconic part of the Yuletide. Nativities can be both live or inanimate with p [...]

Christmas Greetings 2012

For general Christmas greetings and more, visit my Thoughts & Sayings. I want to depart from travelogues for a few days to focus on my favorite holiday, Christmas. I love Christmas and its many traditions. The celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth and the trappings of the season hold a special place in my heart. No matter where in the world [...]