best nativity set

so my pal marko’s website blew up this week after he blogged on the 27 worst nativity sets….literally tens of thousands of folks stopped by to see some really bad nativity ideas (his blog post even made it to the home page of the huffington post today).

that said i think i’ve stumbled on a really creative nativity set that (disclsoure: I received a free outdoor nativity set to review and keep in exchange for a blog post) was sent to me by andrew brown at outdoor nativity sets that you might want to consider.

truthfully i’ve been looking for a number of years for some kind of a weather resistant CHRISTtmas display beyond the typical plastic or painted plywood types.  this product i think is worth consideration. its cut from marine grade plastic to withstand the weather conditions for years and has a simple design…and incredibly easy and quick to setup. here’s a vlog on what the set looks like and my thoughts.

i was not only impressed by the outdoor nativity but also by the mission of this family owned manufacturing company in central Florida that primarily builds for the marine industry.  its impressive that because of the downturn in the economy the owners sought to find another niche in the market place to maintain gainful employment for their employees.  According to the letter i got from Andrew Brown….

the nativity project has saved 8-10 jobs last year alone and was the best selling Outdoor CHRISTmas Decoration on Amazon.  So instead of layoffs we were working overtime!

that concept alone is enough to truly consider sprucing up your neighborhood with a cool image of what CHRISTmas time is all about reminding all about one of those cool nicknames of Jesus…Emmanuel- God is with us.

night time look at the outdoor nativity at our house.

So Outdoor Nativity has a truly unique product and some other items worth checking out….please visit their online store here.


in addition to the Outdoor Nativity Sets let me put a plug in for my friend and Kingdom Ally, Chip Richter.  Lot’s of fun traditional CHRISTmas music on his cd from last year.  (if you watch the video above you’ll hear his rendition of Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad).   You can sample the entire album and download it as mp3’s via his online store hereUPDATE: Chip says CD Baby is currently out of stock! More have been shipped to them but in the meantime if you want to contact him directly for a CD for Christmas e-mail him here