This Web site is devoted to crèches! A crèche is a highly detailed paper nativity, crib or manger and I have to tell you, I was amazed to learn all about these crèches and see the amazing art that goes into them, along with all the detail.
You can either scroll down the main page to navigate to different sections of the site or you can use the side menu. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to use the side menu to navigate. The sections are:
Crèches – This section is what I consider the heart and soul of the site. Here you will find many different types of crèche sections. They are: Fold-Out Crèches, Pop-Up Crèches, Punch-Out Crèches, Cut-Out Crèches, Crèches to Print, Crèche Models, Designing a Crèche and Displaying Your Collection.
Crèches to Print is a section of Crèches where you will find downloadable designs you can print out to make at your leisure. Designing a Crèche discusses the different ways you can go about designing your own crèche. Displaying your Collection gives you ideas on how to display your collection all year round, rather than carefully folding it and putting it away.
The other sections under this heading are filled with beautiful crèches for you to look at. As you go through them, you’ll notice that some are linked for download so that you can make them yourself.
Crèche Guild – Here you will find out the story behind how the Crèche Guild came to be and how you can join the community’s online discussion.
Books – Here you will find some books on both Crèches and Toy Theaters. They make a good list to take to the library if you want to learn more on the subject.
Christmas Cards – Here you will find two galleries: one for fold-out cards and one for postcards. There are some beautiful cards here, so it is definitely worth checking out.
History – Here you will find the history behind crèches. There is even a visual history! This is a very interesting read and I was very surprised at the rich history involved.
You’ll also find sections on Toy Theaters, Translations and About the Site. I think the passion involved in making these crèches is amazing and they are simply beautiful to look at. Enjoy!