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Holy Family Pine Tree, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in Holy Land of Bethlehem

$9.99

Holy Family Pine Tree, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament This olive wood 3-dimensional Pine Tree Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect...

Bethlehem Star, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in Holy Land of Bethlehem

$9.99

Bethlehem Star, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament This olive wood 3-dimensional Bethlehem Christmas Star ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to...

Holy Family Manger Nativity, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in Holy Land of Bethlehem

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Holy Family Manger Nativity, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Manger Nativity Grotto ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition...

Holy Family & Bethlehem Star, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in Holy Land of Bethlehem

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Holy Family & Bethlehem Star, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Christmas Star Nativity Scene ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a...

Teardrop Nativity Scene Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Teardrop Holy Family Nativity Scene & Bethlehem Star, Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament This olive wood Teardrop Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a...

Wisemen & Nativity Star Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

3 Kings & Star of Bethlehem, Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament This olive wood 3 Wise Kings ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect...

Shepherds & Palm Trees Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Shepherds & Palm Trees, Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament This olive wood Shepherds and Palms ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any...

Holy Family Nativity Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Holy Family & Star Manger Nativity, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Holy Family Manger Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect...

Mary & Joseph Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

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Journey of Mary & Joseph, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Mary & Joseph ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to...

Shepherd & Sheep Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Shepherd & Sheep, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Shepherd & Bethlehem Star ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any...

Heart Nativity Scene Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Holy Family Heart Nativity, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Heart Nativity Scene ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any...

Angel & Trumpet Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Christmas Angel & Trumpet, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Angel with Trumpet ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any...

Angel Wings Nativity Olive Wood Christmas Ornament from Israel, Made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem

$7.99

Angel Wings Holy Family Nativity Scene, Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood Angel Wings Nativity Manger ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect...

Olive Wood Christmas Ornaments, Bulk Set of 10

$19.99

Bulk Olive Wood Hanging Ornaments from IsraelThis bulk set of 10 Christmas tree ornaments is crafted by local artisans out of natural, genuine olive wood in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the very birthplace of Jesus. Each of the 10 ornaments is made from locally sourced, beautifully grained, and...

Shepherds Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$5.99

Shepherds in the Field, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas Ornament This olive wood Shepherds Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to...

Holy Family Manger, Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

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Holy Family Manger, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood minimalist Manger Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any...

Wisemen & Star, Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$5.99

Wisemen & Star, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood Wisemen Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. Each ornament is made from beautifully grained, locally sourced, and sustainably pruned olive wood. This wooden hanging ornament is a perfect addition to any tree,...

Angel with Trumpet, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.98

Angel with Trumpet, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Heart Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice in...

Candle Nativity, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

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Holy Family Candle Nativity, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Candle Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice...

Holy Family Bulb Nativity, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

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Holy Family Bulb Nativity, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Bulb Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice...

Star of David Nativity, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Star of David Holy Family Nativity, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood OrnamentThis olive wood 3-dimensional Star of David Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason...

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The Nativity: A Defining Scene of Faith & Humility

Luke 2:4-7 says, “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”

The words of this passage tell us a lot without saying much, and the image of this scene is a strong one if we slow down and take the time to picture it. The basis of the nativity is a tale many know, but because of that, we can grow overly familiar with it and miss its richness. Both Mary and Joseph found themselves in Bethlehem, a place that was not their home. Let us imagine how troubling it must have been to be giving birth to your child in a place unfamiliar to you - no family there to support you or help the process. It was just the two of them, Mary and Joseph, and this promised infant. They lacked the safety that would come with the inn’s walls. Instead of laying her child in a bed or even a basket, Mary laid her firstborn and promised son in a manger. But still, she was able to wrap him and find a place for him to rest, despite it seeming all was against them.

Let us also consider this with the promise delivered to Mary just the chapter before by the angel Gabriel, who said in Luke 1:30-33, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most Hight. And the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

This child would be a very important one - the most important one ever born, in fact. He would have been worthy of the greatest of welcomes, brought into this world in the highest of high places and worshipped by the greatest of the world’s kings, yet He was being born into a manger. The Savior of the world was not born in a castle; he was not even born in an inn. He was born into a world too fallen and too small for Him, but He chose to come nonetheless for the sake of us all. There was a great deal of responsibility for Mary and Joseph surrounding the birth of this child, so having to bring him into this world in a manger might have seemed ill fitting. Still, in the end, these humble circumstances were perfect for the birth of Jesus.

After all, isn’t it fitting in light of the words of Psalmist in Psalm 118:29-24, which reads, “Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them, and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

He was born in the humblest of circumstances, seemingly rejected and delegated to a manger rather than the comfortable room His status as the Son of God entitled Him to, but of course, this is only right in light of Paul’s words in Philippians 2:5-9, which says, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.”

These humble circumstances, then, were the perfect opportunity for the Saviors humility to be demonstrated, even beyond entering our world as an infant. The nativity is rich, both as a highlight point of our faith and as an example of humility, so let us remember these things when we look upon the nativity and all of its parts.

The Richness of the Nativity & Holy Land Olive Wood

In light of all that has been said, we are more than happy to offer you an opportunity to have a nativity for yourself, and not just any nativity either! We believe that a Holy Land Olive Wood hand carved nativity is an especially meaningful display. Though an olive wood nativity set is quite beautiful in appearance, it is ultimately humble in its creation. These are not mass produced products, but instead each one is made by just one individual, his or her tools, and a piece of olive wood. We believe wood carving is a beautifully profound art form of humble origins, and as such we believe it is also the perfect medium to depict the story of our Savior’s humble birth. Even if you have a great nativity set of your own, consider trying out of Holy Land Olive Wood hand carved nativity from us; we believe you’ll be able see and feel that it really is something special!