This nativity set was for sure our favorite of all we had seen. The set has a lot of pieces which gives us the flexibility to add to it in the future. He has little angels tucked in the scene too. For example, the donkey can come over Mary’s shoulder and he had an angel that fits on the donkey’s back perfectly that is leaning forward due the hush sign with her finer. It’s sweet. And Jesus is a separate piece too. In most we saw, He was attached to the manger. Simple things but after seeing many nativity sets, these things stick out to me. You can get a set ranging from an inch tall to 2 feet+. You can get them painted or not. It's was neat for me to explore.
The best part of the story is that Andrew called home to chat with his mom about her beautiful nativity set because she was here ten years ago. She highly recommended the shop she got hers from. She went to look up the name and we realized it was the exact same place. What are the odds? This shop isn't in the main city square either.
Andrew couldn't of been better about nativity hunting. We took the search very seriously as this will be the nativity we anticipate teaching to our kids about.
The name of the store is Albl-Krippe and his site is here.