By Juliana Valdez
It is a sight we behold annually all over the world. In shopping malls, store fronts, parks, village squares, churches, front yards, inside houses, big ones, small ones, some elaborate, some simple, some with life-sized figures, some figures miniature—they are many and varied, well lit up and beautiful to behold.
What are they? The representation of the Nativity scene, or the crèche, as these scenes are commonly known. It is a must during the Christmas season, amidst the tinsel, the holly and ivy, the bells and bows, the strings of decorative lights, the Christmas trees. After all, what is Christmas without a crèche?