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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene

The nativity scene created by Francis is described by Saint Bonaventure in his Life of Saint Francis of Assisi ...

www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2012/12/nativity_scene_history_why_people_put_up_cr_ches_for_christmas.html

Dec 12, 2013 ... A traditional religious Nativity scene in front of the Roman Catholic ... The only historical account we have of Francis' nativity scene comes from ...

www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/st-francis-and-the-christmas-creche.html

What is the origin of the Nativity Scene (creche)? The story of the origin of the Christmas creche rests with the very holy man, St. Francis of Assisi...

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-first-nativity-scene-was-created-in-1223-161485505

Dec 14, 2012 ... Blame St. Francis of Assisi, who is credited with staging the first nativity scene in 1223. The only historical account we have of Francis' nativity ...

www.catholictradition.org/Children/creche.htm

The history of the Christmas crèche in art and literature is a story in of itself, but ... become lost in the extravagance of the Christmas festivities An idea occurred to ...

billpetro.com/history-of-creche

Dec 7, 2016 ... HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CRECHE. One of the most beautiful Christmas traditions is setting up a creche during the Advent season.

www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/story-francis-assisi-first-navity-scene

Dec 21, 2016 ... Nativity scenes have been a popular Advent and Christmas ... was first inspired by this idea after visiting the historical place of Christ's birth on a ...

www.thoughtco.com/christmas-nativity-scene-saint-francis-assisi-124443

Feb 20, 2017 ... The history of how Saint Francis of Assisi created the first nativity scene and began the Christmas creche tradition...

friendsofthecreche.org/origins-of-christmas-customs

Christmas Card —This relatively recent custom began with English school children ... John Calcott first suggested the idea of Christmas post cards as a ...