While nesting dolls can be found in a wide range of themes, one of my favorites is nativity nesting dolls.
Whether it is the manger, the animals, or Jesus Himself, there's just something about having nativity-themed matryoshkas displayed around the holidays that makes me smile.
Fortunately, the nativity is a common nesting doll theme and you can find a wide range of sets pretty easily online.
What Is The Nativity?
One of the most recognized symbols of the Christmas season is The Nativity, which can be anything that depicts the birth of Jesus.
The word 'nativity' itself comes from the Latin nativus, or 'birth'.
The original Gospel stories by Luke and Matthew are called Nativities, but plays, drawings, and sculptures can all be Nativities as well.
Central to any Nativity are some basic elements:
- Wise Men
- The Manger
Nativity Nesting Dolls
A Nativity nesting doll set can include any or all of the basic elements listed above.
For example you could have:
- A 3-piece set of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus
- A larger set with just the Angels
- A set with dolls for each of the Wise Men
- A set with the animals from the manger where Jesus was born
- A mix of all of the above
One thing I like to do is mix-and-match the sets that I have. I tend to display them with all the dolls out and visible, so with a couple different sets I can create one large and detailed nativity scene.
Where To Find Nesting Doll Nativity Sets
As I've mentioned before, Amazon is now my favorite place to look for nesting dolls online. Their selection can't be beat and all the usual perks of ordering from them apply, such as multiple vendors and free shipping.
They also tend to have a lot of Christmas nesting dolls in stock.
Do you have a favorite place online to find unique nesting dolls? If so, please let us know in the comments below!