Empire Nativity

I was so excited when a friend sent me this photo of her vintage 1960s Empire Nativity. These blow mold figures–hollow molded plastic–were very popular back in the days when most every house put up Christmas lights and no one worried about energy consumption. Then, and now, it said something when you put a manger scene in your yard. Something a little gentler, but no less definite, than today’s “Jesus is the reason for the season.”



One comment

  1. Bob says:

    Great commentary on the times but we never put one outside our home.

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