The Post seeks stories, photos of Nativity sets for ‘Christmas Greetings’

This Fontanini Nativity scene was featured last year as part of the Community Festival of Nativities in Peoria. What Nativity set holds special meaning for you and your family? The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems

This Nativity scene is part of the collection of Father Ronald Margherio, OSB.

For many people, the celebration of Christmas would not be complete without their Nativity set — or some cases, Nativity sets. Churches and schools around the Diocese of Peoria will be displaying at least one, and for this year’s “Christmas Greetings” section, The Catholic Post would like to know about yours.

Where did it (or they) come from? Who gave it to you? Where is it placed in your home and what traditions surround it? For example, do good deeds become the “straw” that is placed in the manger? And do the Three Kings travel through the house during the 12 Days of Christmas, joining the Holy Family on Epiphany? Do you have an outdoor Nativity set?

In addition to these stories and photos of your Nativity displays, The Post again welcomes your Christmas memories and recipes that make the holidays a special time for your family and friends.

All of these may be sent to Jennifer Willems by email at or by mail to Christmas Greetings, The Catholic Post, P.O. Box 1722, Peoria, IL 61656.

The deadline is Monday, Dec. 3. The special section will run in the Dec. 23 issue of The Catholic Post.

For more information, call Willems at (309) 677-7036.

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