Dec 292011
 

 

When I think of Christmas, the first thing that comes to my mind is a Christmas Crib (also known as Nativity Scene or Manger Scene). To me, Christmas won’t be complete without a Christmas Crib and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Christmas Crib is a representation of how Jesus was born in this world.

Every year we use to make Christmas cribs during the first week of December and will keep it until Epiphany is over. Epiphany is the 12th Day after Christmas which falls on January 6th this year(2012), announcing  the visitation of Three Kings or Wise Men to baby Jesus. Every year I make sure that wont recreate the same crib that I have created in the past and it looks good at the same time. Below is the one I have created this year by making use of crib papers.

 

My Xmas Crib (2011)

Crib made by my parents (2011)

 

My parents (especially my mom) keep a tradition of visiting the Christmas Cribs from various churches in and around my hometown(Chennai, India) once when the Christmas is over. This year, I also joined my mom and visited few churches and took pictures of Xmas cribs. Out of those, the Crib from St. Antony’s Church, Armenian Street, was so beautiful and I could hardly take my eyes off it. It was so nicely crafted and the details were astonishing! Glad to post all these pictures here!

 

Crib from St.Antony’s Church, Armenian Street, Chennai

 

Crib from St.Antony’s Church, Armenian Street, Chennai

 

Crib from St.Antony’s Church, Armenian Street, Chennai

 

Xmas Crib from Besant Nagar Velankanni Church, Chennai

 

Crib from Velankanni Church, Besant Nagar, Chennai

 

Crib from Infant Jesus Church, Manali, Chennai

 

Crib from Infant Jesus Church, Manali, Chennai

 

Xmas Crib from Mazhai Malai Madha Church, Acharapakkam

 

Crib from St.Joseph Church, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Chennai

 

Also posted the images of Cribs that I have created in the past few years!

 

Xmas Crib 2001

 

Xmas Crib 2002

 

Xmas Crib 2003

 

Xmas Crib 2005

 

Xmas Crib 2009

 

Xmas Crib 2010

  One Response to “Christmas Cribs”

  1. Good collection of crib pictures!! Hats off to amma and you for these super cool crib pictures….

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