I have found the perfect gift for hubby. I’ve seen him admiring nativity scenes throughout the years, but I always felt like no amount of plastic formed into tiny shapes was truly special to me… until I came across this. I was looking for our anniversary gift, and knew I would find success at a Christian bookstore. While I was there, I saw this nativity scene and could not leave the store without it.
The shell is a gourd (a name given to the hollow, dried shell of a fruit in the same family as the pumpkin), and the figurines are made out of dried banana leaves. How cool is that?! The detail is so awesome. The scene includes baby Jesus, the three kings and their gifts, a shepherd with three of his sheep, and finally Mary and Joseph in the background.