Below you will find a fantastic list of religious Christmas nativity ornaments!! Make your own nativity ornament or other homemade religious Christmas ornament to give away to Sunday School teacher, friends, and family or simply browse through the collection of beautiful nativity Christmas ornaments you can purchase!
Every year my husband and I purposefully hit the stores at Christmastime in search of a brand new ornament to add to our Christmas tree. We like Christmas tree ornaments and like adding new, specific ones to our tree each year.
Some we have bought simply because we found it beautiful. Others we bought because we welcomed a new child that year and needed to add that “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament to our collection for our child to place on the tree year after year.
We usually limit ourselves somewhat though by buying an ornament we can find in a store and don’t spend too much time on the selection process. But, I thought it would be pretty neat if we picked up a nativity ornament this year (or in the future), mostly because I’ve been on an all things Nativity kick.
I love having so many different things that help us focus on the Savior, so many nativity items! It’s why we read children’s Christmas books that focus on the Savior, color nativity coloring pages, get out our favorite kid nativity sets, use a nativity advent calendar, and put on nativity costumes while we act out the nativity story found in the scriptures.
My husband’s grandfather made some religious Christmas ornaments out of wood which are nativity scene ornaments. They are special because his grandfather made them and because they remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. We want to keep Christ in Christmas as much as possible and combat that Christmastime greed.
I also find that Nativity Christmas ornaments make for great gifts for Sunday school classes, teachers, neighbors, and whoever you’d like to give an appreciation gift to. They would also be a nice gift to add to an anonymous gifting present during the Holiday season, like a 12 Days of Christmas secret Santa gift!
Whatever your personal reasons for wanting to find beautiful religious ornaments, I searched the internet looking for the most beautiful nativity scene ornaments I could find! Some you can purchase but several are nativity ornaments to make yourself or with your kids.
A homemade religious Christmas ornament is such a sentimental and awesome gift and memory to cherish each year you decorate your Christmas tree.
There are many different types of nativity ornaments, made out of different materials from wood and porcelain to plastic and felt! They come in different shapes, and some are handmade and some mass produced. Finding the right one for your tree is usually a matter of personal preference, so I tried to grab a wide variety to suit everyone’s personal aesthetics and taste.
Popular Places Where You Can Buy Nativity Ornaments
If you want original or personalized nativity ornaments, Etsy will probably be your best bet as they are all handcrafted and handmade (or vintage!).
DIY Nativity Ornaments
There are so many great homemade religious ornaments you can make, and several that focus on the nativity scene. I’ve included some of my favorite I found around the web!
If you love to craft, and want to craft and create each day with your children or grandchildren leading up to Christmas, you should check out the Truth in the Tinsel advent ebook! Truth in the Tinsel is a 24-day countdown to Christmas. Each day you and your children read a passage of Scripture from the Bible, make a simple ornament and talk about God’s Word together. At the end of Advent, your child will have a tree full of handmade ornaments and they will be able to tell the whole Christmas story!
This Etched Glass DIY Nativity Ornament from Cutesy Crafts is beautiful!
Adventures of a DIY Mom has several nativity-related DIY ornaments on her blog, like the above canning ring frame embroidered nativity scene ornament! She has her other ideas listed in that post so be sure to check them out as well.
Wild Olive has a super cute felt nativity ornament on her blog and she even includes a FREE stable pattern template! If you like felt ornaments, be sure to check out Thinking Kids Blog’s Three Wise Men Christmas ornaments. You can also pick up a felt nativity ornament craft kit that makes 12 ornaments from Oriental Trading Company.
If you want to make the whole ensemble of nativity figures, Growing Up Gabel has a great tutorial on how to make nativity ornaments from baking soda dough and cookie cutters!
Perfect for preschoolers (with a little help) this popsicle stick and tissue paper nativity craft ornament from Homeschool Preschool is cute and pretty!
If you like the stained glass nativity ornament, True Aim Education has a free printable template for making your own paper versions!
This tutorial from Rainy Day Mum is like the “classic” nativity ornament made from wood clothespins! I’ve actually made one of these ornaments before!
Make your Christmas tree smell even better with this cinnamon stick nativity ornament from Coffee With Us 3.
This tutorial from Organized 31 is super creative and frugal! She used old empty laundry detergent scoops for making mini Christmas scenes including a DIY nativity scene ornament!
Popular Nativity Christmas Ornament for Sale (You can try to recreate them!)
Hallmark Collectible Nativity Ornaments
Each year means a new collectible Hallmark Nativity Ornament. This is the Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament – Prince of Peace Nativity. It is artist crafted by Edythe Kegrize and features a metal inlay. It comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage.
This is the 2018 Wedgwood Christmas Ornament Nativity in Blue and White. It is a collectible bauble which beautifully depicts the Holy Family with stars shining above in the sky. It’s made from porcelain and strung with a satin ribbon and comes in a signature Wedgwood blue gift box.
There are some truly beautiful and unique resin Jim Shore nativity ornaments from the Heartwood Creek Collection. With amazing details, beautiful hand-painted colors, and poignant compositions, these are sure to be cherished! They all sell for under $20 on Amazon too! You can also find Jim Shore ornaments on ChristianBook.com including the 2018 Jim Shore nativity ornament.
This is a beautiful Lenox stamped metal nativity ornament! It silver-plated metal and hangs from a red satin ribbon and is so modern and sleek!
Another yearly collectible is the Waterford Nativity Ornament! It’s made from exquisite crystal and depicts the Holy Family under a star.
This Glory to God porcelain manger nativity ornament from DaySpring is Scandinavian Folk themed and has Luke 2:14 written on the back.
You can also find vintage Lladro nativity ornaments can be found on Etsy.
Wooden Nativity Christmas Ornaments
Wood nativity ornaments are so great! There are lot of different options out there too.
One popular Christmas nativity ornament is the olive wood nativity ornament! My husband’s grandfather made several of these and we hang them on our tree every year!
This olive wood nativity ornament features the whole Christmas story and includes a Bible verse.
There are some really beautiful 3D Bethlehem Olive wood Christmas ornament sets out there too! It’s cool to think about nativity ornaments made from wood from the Holy Land!
Check out this rustic farmhouse style Christmas nativity ornament made out of wood! There are other similar ones for sale on ChristianBook.com too for only a few dollars each.
Glass Nativity Christmas Ornaments
A beautiful glass nativity ornament with a printed scripture inside with the Holy Family in dark silhouette! You can get it on ChristianBook.com for less too.
This set of 3 spun glass Christmas nativity ornaments are unique and whimsical and perfect for gifting.
These beautiful blown glass nativity ornaments frm Ne’Qwa Art are so unique and amazing! The paintings are actually painted from the inside!
Don’t you just love this shimmering clear glass globe with circle opening looking on at the holy family inside?
You can get six of these mini glass snow globe nativity ornaments to give out as a religious gift!
Miniature Nativity Ornaments and Nativity Ornament Sets
I love the simplicity and love in this Willow Tree hand-painted Holy Family ornament.
Perfect for gifts, this miniature nativity ornament comes in a set of 12 and is so stinking adorable!
This simple metal cut-out nativity scene ornament comes in a set of 12 and is easily gifted and kept for years.
This 13-piece Christmas nativity ornament set is handpainted and comes in an heirloom quality wooden chest with satin lining. They are large ornaments too!
Nativity Cross Ornaments
There are so many seriously beautiful nativity cross ornaments, like this gold painted resin one with intricate cut-out details displaying the entire nativity story. You can also get this cross in real Olive Wood.
This laser cut wood cross nativity ornament is very clean and beautiful!
This intricately carved resin cross nativity ornament is a unique religious ornament portraying the Holy Family.
More Beautiful Christmas Nativity Ornaments
I love the simplicity of this one featuring the holy family and scripture verse!
This pewter Christmas nativity ornament is simple but so pretty with its silver metal color!
This Holy Family religious nativity ornament is perfect with its heart shape, colors, scripture verse and silver openwork details. It’s made in resin and so affordable too.
This simple metal LED nativity ornament is a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree!
It is an LED musical nativity ornament! It plays 8 different Christmas songs with motion detection!
I hope you enjoyed browsing through all these different religious nativity Christmas ornaments! I hope you found the perfect one for your tree or to gift to a friend! God bless!
Also be sure to check out these other great gift guide posts I have!
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