While Christmas traditions vary widely from country to country, there is one small tradition that you'll see almost anywhere in the world the birth of the Savior is celebrated: the Nativity.
Below, we've compiled some of our favorite nativities, inspired by other countries—all made from unique materials, with unique cultural perspectives on that sacred and silent night.
This Cambodian-style nativity depicts the sweet simplicity of the tender scene at Christ's birth.
You will love this beautifully unique paper quilted nativity inspired by the Cambodian culture.
This beautiful nativity set highlights the intricate and unique culture of Kyrgyzstan.
This Tibet-themed felt nativity is absolutely adorable!
This woodcut nativity scene would be a beautiful addition to any home.
This soft, comforting nativity is made entirely of felt.
Your whole family will love this adorable arctic manger scene, complete with a cute little penguin.
This beautiful nativity perfectly highlights the Peruvian culture.
Each figurine is beautifully painted in traditional Indian dress.
These whimsical figures are charming, to say the least. They bring a new perspective to such a remarkable event.
Brighten up your home with this beautiful glass nativity set based in Ecuador.
This Equador-inspired nativity is colorful and adorable. Your kids are especially bound to like it.
This delicately crafted nativity is a special representation of Christ's birth made from the taqua nut.
Based on designs from the carved stonework found throughout much of Ireland.
Your family will love this adorable South American-style nativity set.
How adorable is this Estonia nativity set!
Made with beautifully detailed metal, this nativity was inspired by Thai culture.
Enjoy this beautifully intricate Thai metal nativity.
This hand-carved, Philippines-inspired nativity set will be a perfect addition to your home this holiday season.
This popular nativity was inspired by the work of LDS painter Greg Olsen.
Just for fun
Though not as exotic as world-themed nativities, there are a few more unique, stunning, and fun nativity sets that we thought you shouldn't miss!
The ideal size for little hands, this nativity set is the perfect introduction to the story of the birth of Christ for young children.
The words of the classic hymn "Silent Night" are artfully engraved on the figurines of this nativity set, reminding us of the peace of that first Christmas night.
If you are looking for a different way to display the nativity, consider this beautiful handmade bowl depicting the angels proclaiming Jesus's birth.
Share the gift of Christmas with your family with the book A Rare Nativity. There is nothing quite like curling up by the fireplace and reading a touching book about the Savior's birth.
Couldn't find the perfect nativity for your collection? You can browse Deseret Book's entire collection of nativities here.