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11 Beautiful Nativity paintings that illuminate the meaning of Christmas


Each one has a unique perspective that draws us in and inspires our celebration.

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Nativity scenes are visual reminders of the mystery of Christmas. The season encompasses our senses: We sing carols, drink hot chocolate, put up a tree and decorate it, wrap presents, hang stockings, and set up our Nativity scenes. All of these help to bring to life the celebration. Nativities can help to focus us and even bring us together as we contemplate them.

Many artists have used their talents to bring to life the Nativity. Each one has a unique perspective that illuminates the miracle of Christmas. Here are some of our favorites …

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