Nativity sets are a meaningful way for many families to decorate for the holidays. Described in the gospels of Luke and Matthew, the Nativity re-enacts the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. The Nativity scene comprises Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, shepherds, angels, stable animals, the Star of David, and on Epiphany (also called Three Kings Day), the three Wise Men. Hallmark offers numerous manger scenes, including collectible pieces like Willow Tree® nativity and figurines from Precious Moments or Jim Shore. You can choose from wooden, stained glass, metal, porcelain and resin figurines. Because the Nativity—also known as a crèche—is also an important way families share the Christmas story with their children, we offer numerous child-friendly Nativity figurines, including a wooden Nativity set perfect for little hands to retell the true meaning of Christmas and the story of Jesus' birth. For those ready to count down the days until Christmas, browse our selection of Advent calendars and Advent candle holders. You may also want to shop Hallmark's full selection of Christmas decorations and religious Christmas cards as you prepare to celebrate Jesus' birthday.