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

Children’s King Nativity Dress Up Costume

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.

Children's Star Nativity Dress Up Costume

We have the perfect sparkly star costume for your child's Nativity, available for ages 3-7 years, priced £16

Children’s Shepherd Nativity Dress Up Costume

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.

Children’s Joseph Nativity Dress Up Costume

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.

Children’s Mary Nativity Dress Up Costume

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.

1 comment

  • JuicyLucy: December 02, 2014

    I actually quite like the new nativities. My daughter’s nursery are doing Humph (Humf?) the Camel and I’m quite looking forward to it. She is a narrator so hasn’t much to do, but maybe next year? I think it would be boring if they did the nativity over and over so I understand why they change it.

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