Pimp My Nativity? No Thanks!
Posted on December 02 2014
The Nativity was created by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223, recreating the scene of Jesus' birth, set in a stable with Mary and Joseph who are visited by shepherds and 3 Wise Men. For one of the nativity plays I remember fondly, I was dressed as an angel in a white cloak (probably a sheet) with a halo made of silver tinsel.
It saddens me a little to read reports out this week that state the traditional nativity is to be performed in only a third of schools this year, with some opting for modern pimped up versions of the story and others scraping any religious reference in their ‘winter play’ altogether.
I like the idea of a traditional nativity, it helps children understand where the celebration of Christmas comes from, whether you believe the story or not. It’s also a lovely start to the Christmas season, seeing little ones dressed up in costumes as shepherds, angels and sheep, sneaking a wave to mum and dad in the audience. Ah it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
If your child’s school is sticking with tradition this year and staging a nativity play, then ditch the sheets, tea towels and tinsel and check out our fabulous range of nativity costumes…
For such an important part of the nativity story, we have 3 different king costumes, all come with cloak and crown, priced £15 and for ages 3-7.
We have the perfect sparkly star costume for your child's Nativity, available for ages 3-7 years, priced £16
Think beyond tea towels, for your little shepherd! We have 2 wonderful shepherd costumes available, both priced £16 and available for ages 3-5 and 5-7 years.
Joseph is one of the lead roles in a school nativity, so make sure they look the part in this suedette tunic and headscarf priced £16 and available for ages 3-5 and 5-7 years.
Mary is the main role of the nativity play and they’ll look every bit the star in this suedette tunic and headscarf priced £16 and available for ages 3-5 and 5-7 years.