Which one is Joseph?
I promised to show you my nativity sets. This is the oldest one — the one my family had when I was a child. To this day, I’m not sure which figure is Joseph and which is the shepherd. One appears to be about the right age, and is in white, but has a lamb at his side (also, this figurine seems oddly undersized). The other one looks more like the right size for Joseph but he’s not the one in white, and he’s holding a shepherd’s staff. My whole life I’ve wondered which one is Joseph. I honestly don’t know which one my mother used for Joseph. So which one is it? I’ll let you vote. Joseph on the left in white, or Joseph on the right in purple? While we’re at it — make sure you post a comment here, so you can have a chance to win the beautiful nativity set from Rwanda!
The next nativity set is very special because my mother painted it, and she passed away from cancer several years ago. Isn’t it beautiful? Also, I know which “child” is Joseph here.
A very special nativity set for our family is one we made years ago. We had an exchange student living with us at the time — Lizzie from England — our children were small, and every day we made one more piece for the nativity. It’s quite humorous, actually. Note the purple fur on King Herod and peanut snout for the donkey.
Notice the cartoon faces for some of the figures; even at a young age, our children were excellent artists.
Next, I will show you the nativity sets I’ve bought on my travels. They come from Germany, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic:
Finally, we have our newest nativity set, which I found right here in a gas station of all places, on sale. It’s really huge and beautiful. Look at the detail on the three wise men. Isn’t it something?