Christmas

How to decorate the table at Christmas

How to decorate the table at Christmas

Christmas is the holiday that more than any other influences every year all aspects of daily life. Even those who choose not to celebrate it cannot help but be fascinated, be wrapped and infected by the atmosphere that is created in the streets, in shops, […]

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make their own

Complete Nativity Sets for those who didn’t have time to make their own

It is always good idea to be able to build a homemade nativity scene, customising and enriching it with unique details, populating it with figures chosen on the basis of their own experience, childhood memories, or just for the sake of finding something familiar and […]

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

How to tell your child about the birth of Jesus

For today’s children, accustomed to a constant and often too hectic flow of information, it is not easy to understand the true spirit of Christmas. For many of them it is just an opportunity to receive gifts and special attention, but it would be really […]

10 characters that cannot be missing from your nativity

10 characters that cannot be missing from your nativity

When St. Francis of Assisi had the idea of reproducing the birth of Jesus, his intention was to make an important and beautiful passage of the Gospels available to the poor and illiterate, unable to read for themselves the events which are so valuable for […]

Sleeping Saint Joseph: Pope Francis’ patron saint

Sleeping Saint Joseph: Pope Francis’ patron saint

The human and religious history of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Pope Francis, has been linked from the outset to a particular figure dear to Christians all around the world: that of St. Joseph. A thin connections, made of often fortuitous coincidences and a chain […]

Minimalist nativity for a Modern and Chic Christmas

Minimalist nativity for a Modern and Chic Christmas

Everyone has their own nativity. Not everyone sticks to the traditional nativity scene, which, we understand, is derived from many regional traditions in our country, like the Neapolitan terracotta nativity, or the wooden one from Val Gardena, the Lecce papier-mâché nativity or the ones in […]

Miniature food for your nativity

Miniature food for your nativity

It’s the small details that make everything special. This is true in every creative, artistic and even culinary sector. The art of the nativity, both with its centuries-old tradition from artisans and excellent masters and its yearly renovation in homes, is not an exception. For […]

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

10 Fun Facts about Nativity

Christmas is getting nearer and children are buzzing, waiting to pull the first nativity statues out from the loft. Today we want to talk to you about the Nativity itself and 10 interesting things about of the most important Christmas symbols. Etymology of the word […]

Build your own Nativity Scene

Build your own Nativity Scene

Our country has a very illustrious and ancient tradition when it comes to nativity scenes. Since the medieval period, there has been a tradition of recreating scenes inspired by the night that baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It is a custom that expresses deep […]

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Christmas magic in Dyker Heights, New York

Maybe not everyone knows that Dyker Heights is a pretty residential neighbourhood in Brooklyn, which famous in the mid-80s for its very unique character. In fact, every year its residents begin a true decoration race in preparation for Christmas, rushing to be the first to […]

DIY – Snowy Nativity

DIY – Snowy Nativity

Nativity lovers know it well: making realistic snow is not easy. Although it is unlikely that there was snow in Palestine the night when Jesus was born, from the beginning there has been the tendency of setting the Nativity in the environment in which they […]

Benino, the sleeping shepherd

Benino, the sleeping shepherd

Among the many characters that are part of the Neapolitan nativity, there are those whose stories are handed down in a very charming and fascinating tradition. The Neapolitan nativity scene, more than any other, is made up of symbols embodied by men and women, figures […]