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  1. Neil Allen Posted on January 29, 2017 at 4:27 am

    After 27 years of showing my collection I’ve FINALLY started putting some of them on a Facebook page called “Nativity Collections.” It doesn’t reach many people right now, but it’s been fun putting up history and ideas for other collectors. If you “like” it, I would love it.

  2. John Winkels Posted on January 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Hi – Do you have in the works a “clearing house” for those of us who have Nativities to sell?
    I have many many sets to liquidate, but cannot rent a U Haul & drive 1000 miles to Bethlehem, PA in October, as this would be too time consuming & cost prohibitive. An online clearing house would be
    an ideal way to do this, should you have it up & running. Thanks for any information.

  3. Sheryl Logan Posted on March 7, 2017 at 4:15 am

    I noticed that the link to the galleries and member collections doesn’t work any more.

    Nativity Collections – Friends of the Creche
    Nativities from Third World & Developing Countries. Click her for World Nativity website more info · University of Dayton. Creches from Around the World.
    Nativity Collections – Page 2 – Friends of the Creche
    Nativity Collections. Selected Nativities from Sheryl · Click here to see more more info · « Previous · 1; 2. Friends Of The Creche 2016. HOME · ABOUT US …

  4. Bonnie Posted on March 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Hi John. We have on the works thru the website a members only section for this type of things. More information to come

  5. Bonnie Posted on March 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Neil, not sure if the other post made it. Please let me know if okay with you to let the membership know

  6. Sherry Crawford Posted on August 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    i have for sale a 7 ft high mother mary …life size plus! ….wood carving made from one solid piece of wood. Very detailed, very beautiful piece. If interested I can send pics.

  7. Allison Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    As a family we do a Nativity Exhibit every year. We are currently planning our 26th annual Nativity Exhibit.
    We have exhibited in the past well over 1000, but trimmed it to represent more of the art from around the world last year. We now have representations from 115 countries, and territories around the world and set the exhibit up by continents so you can see the variety of cultures within that region. We plan on choosing around 500 to exhibit this year, making sure we include every country we have. Is this something you would like to have your members be aware of?

    • Yvonne Pfanenstiel Posted on April 25, 2018 at 1:40 am

      Yes if send info on when will display can add to seasonal display info

  8. Thomas Hallsten Posted on December 11, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Does anyone have any insight into what is new to me as regards the display of the crêche and that is that many people, churches leave the Christ child out of the crêche until Christmas Eve or Day. If there is a separate Christ child and manger, the manger is placed in the scene but left empty. What is the origin of this tradition?

  9. Eluid Levi Martinez Posted on December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Does your organization have a site where I can download a picture of one of my Nativity carvings in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian museum of american history
    One of my nativity carvings appears I’m G ovan’s book.

    • Yvonne Pfanenstiel Posted on April 25, 2018 at 1:39 am

      You can submit your picture ans will be looked at. Please provide information on material, artist and any history

  10. Barbara Sheridan Pratt Posted on January 3, 2018 at 2:40 am

    John Winkels and others. I am searching for a Dedham Pottery Nativity set. My mother, Helen Sheridan, a former member of FOTC is now deceased. As each of her grandchildren married she would give them a Dedham Pottery Nativity as a gift. Now, one of the younger granddaughters is getting married and I would like to continue the tradition for my niece. I can be contacted at barbarapratt@msn.com

  11. Nathaniel B. Wordell Posted on February 19, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Just checking in it has been awhile. Glad to see the group lives on. Nathaniel B. Wordell

  12. Karina Posted on March 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm


    I would like to be a member. I sent an email but came back…
    Is there an online way to register and pay? Bank transfer, Paypal, Credit/Debit card?

    Thank you!

    • Yvonne Pfanenstiel Posted on April 25, 2018 at 1:37 am

      Thank you for your intetest. No way to pay as you are requested. Print out the membership form from the website and mail in with check

  13. Patricia heringer Posted on September 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I am beginning to downsize my household. What have collectors of nativities done with their collections if their children/grandchildren are not interested in or able to accept very many items? Patricia Heringer

    • Yvonne Pfanenstiel Posted on November 5, 2018 at 12:30 am

      Some options that have went around are donating to hospitals, hospice centers, homeless shelters, boys or girls organizations. Also, some churches will appreciate some to display. In the town I live in, the library will take some to display and store. Bonnie

  14. Mikey Haddad Posted on October 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Hello. I have an old nativity set my grandma purchased on QVC many years ago. It is a beautiful set. I would like to find a quote on it but I cannot find it anywhere online. The tallest pieces are 11 inches. I have pictures of the set. Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland sent me to you. Would you please take a look and let me know if you know anything about it? We do not have room for it and would like it to goto a loving home. Thank you so much!

  15. Rev. Fay Quanstrom Posted on October 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    The Marlys and George Platt Creche Collection is now displayed permanently at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, Arizona. We welcome visitors.

  16. Jeff Posted on December 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I recently acquired a Nativity depicting an Eskimo scene made at the 9 Mile School House made in the 80’s, I am seeking information about its value, origin, etc…

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