Every year at holiday time I get out our collection of creches, or
nativity scenes, that we have accumulated over the years. They come
from all over the world and often have memories of travels associated
with them. This year we have two new nativities to add to our collection, both from Italy.
The first is a set of charming tiny (less than 2 inches tall) ceramic figures made by Thun, in Borzano, Italy. It was
brought to us by an Italian friend and brings back memories of two special
trips we made to Italy in the past year. The second, a teeny tiny
one, we bought in Erice, Sicily, a hill town that features Nativity displays of
all sizes at Christmas.
I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends. With very best wishes to you for a