Like every Christmas, Telva has launched a special issue for this holiday season, where you can find all kinds of ideas about Christmas decorations and customs.
On this occasion they have chosen to illustrate the "Nativity Scenes" section of their printed edition several nativity scenes designed and made by Granda.
The custom of placing a nativity scene in homes at Christmas time is attributed to St. Francis. Tradition has it that the saint visited the city of Bethlehem during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was so impressed that on his return he prepared a manger with hay and animals, where he celebrated the Eucharist, with the intention that all the people could feel the mystery of the Incarnation. Today there are many homes in all countries of the world that every Christmas represent this fact in the halls of their homes and there is a wide range of styles and ways of arranging them.
Telva magazine dedicates three of its inside pages to these nativity scenes, which it describes as "precious wood carvings that will attract all eyes (...) handcrafted from start to finish (...)".
The selection shows the Holy Family in three different ways:
The first represents Mary with the Child on her lap and St. Joseph, standing next to it. The whole has been made in resin; later it has been finished with an alabaster effect and golden details.
The second image depicts an endearing scene of the Holy Family before taking refuge in the portal. It is a single piece, also made of resin with an alabaster effect that this time has a terracotta and tan finish.
On the same page we find the figure of the Child Jesus awakemade of resin with a polychrome finish and a golden metal halo on the head.
Finally, we find among the pages the Traditional Nativity Scene of independent figures: Mary Joseph and the child, lying on a cradle, accompanied by the mule and the ox.