The tradition of the nativity scene has always been very strong in Italy. Nativities made of every material and size enrich Italian homes, small and large churches, and all places where the Christmas spirit lingers and spreads.
In recent years, this tradition has taken on a new and very particular ‘trend’: assembling your own crib by yourself, according to your whim, creativity and own tastes. Almost a child’s game, you create a perfect detailed little village, but it is a very serious game, which in certain cases results in small works of art, as used to happen with dollhouses.
The DIY Nativity offers an infinite range of possible combinations. In addition to sets and locations for DIY nativities made of real moss, cork and wood, you can buy accessories that allow you to customise it to the tiniest detail: animals of the manger, miniature food, gates, railings and balconies, lanterns and lights cribs, lichen and moss plants, pumps and electric motors for electric fountains, electric mills, furnaces, waterfalls, streams, even tiles for the roofs of houses! Backdrops and panels can be useful to create even richer and more suggestive scenes.
This wealth of detail guarantees the DIY nativity a wonderful realistic effect. The manger comes alive with small details that seem to live their own lives. The commitment and dedication in achieving such a work reflects the spirit of devotion, which manifests itself in an activity, which is at the same time old and new, requiring care, imagination, and attention. The DIY manger is an act that enriches its creator that forms small, special and unique worlds, making a manifestation of an inner vision of spirituality, tradition and beauty.