Nativity purchacing guide
Finding the right crib is not easy. That is why we have summarized for you what you have to pay attention to when buying. Discover our tips on sizes, styles and more.
When choosing the nativity figures and the stable, you should pay attention to the following:
- Select style & material
- Determine the correct size of the crib figures
- Find out the size of the stable
- Start crib set
- Set up a nativity scene
1. Select style & material
A Christmas crib lovingly puts the Christmas story in the foreground and lets young and old immerse themselves in a lively and imaginative game. Before choosing the right size for your nativity scene, your individual taste is the first thing to consider. What should your crib look like? You will find nativity scenes in the most diverse executions:
Wooden nativity scenes are available in many different styles:
- Oriental Christmas cribs often have straight lines, are simple and the stables are usually characterized by oriental architecture.
- The rural and alpine Christmas cribs stand in contrast to this. The traditional figures captivate by many small details and the stables remind of mountain huts.
- The wooden nativity scene figures and stables are also available in modern as well as classic designs.
| South Tyrol nativity scene || Lignoma Oriental nativity scene || Fairy-Tale nativity scene || Alpine nativity scene |
Our Christmas cribs: the Alpine nativity scene convinces for example by a rustic charm and rapturous detail work. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more puristic style, we can recommend our Artis Nativity Set with its straight lines.
ust take a look around and discover a Christmas crib to your taste.
Tip: Don't be afraid to try out unusual combinations of different nativity scene and figure designs, for example, oriental figures in combination with a rural stable. A well thought-out mix of different styles can give your crib that certain something and blend in harmoniously with the room in which it is to be set up.
At Lignoma you will find only nativity scenes and nativity figures made of high quality wood, which are handmade in Val Gardena. We use these types of wood:
- Maple wood (color: cream white to reddish)
- Lime wood (color: white-yellow with reddish light brown)
- Swiss stone pine wood (color: reddish to red-brown)
- Spruce (color: white to yellowish-white)
By the way: In our article "Materials for Nativity figures" you can learn more about the other raw materials we use to produce our nativity sets.
Colors / Executions:
Many of our wooden nativity figures are available in different designs. Here you can see for example the South Tyrol nativity scene, which is available in all our color executions:
nature example picture
With these nativity figures you will enjoy the simple grace of nature and the detailed carvings without being distracted by colorful accents.
multi-colour stained example picture
Depending on the stain, the wood is lighter or darker. This type of processing is particularly beautiful because the grain of the wood is still clearly visible.
colored example picture
The crib figures are painted by hand with different colors. With each nativity figurine you get a unique piece.
watercolor example picture
The watercolor painting creates interesting tones and shades, which give the nativity figures a special liveliness.
2. Determine the correct size of the crib figures
One of the most important decisions when buying a nativity scene is to choose the right size of your nativity scene.
In our online store you will find nativity figures between 5 and 85 cm high. The size in centimeters always refers to the figure of Josephs. All other figures of a certain size are shown in the right proportion to Joseph. The respective centimeter specification, for example 12 cm, does not mean the exact height of the individual crib figure, but tells you that the figure fits the series in 12 cm.
Example: Whoever buys Joseph in the size 10 cm and is looking for the matching baby Jesus should consequently also buy the baby Jesus in the size 10 cm. The baby Jesus is then of course much smaller than the Joseph, but in this size fits perfectly with all crib figures of the same series in 10 cm.
Do you already have a Christmas crib and are now looking for more matching crib figures? Then measure the Joseph once from head to toe with a measuring tape. This will result in the right size of crib for you. If you already own some figures but are still unsure about the size of these nativity figures, you can also contact our Customer Service at any time. We are happy to help you!
By the way: Very popular are crib figures with 12 cm. However, the place where you want to place them usually decides which size is the right one.
3. Find out the size of the stable
Also crib stables are available in different sizes, each of which matches the corresponding series of crib figures of the same size.
Example: a crib stable in 12 cm fits crib figures in 12 cm.