Dare to develop or distribute all the elements that make up childbirth and make money this season.
By Marissa Sánchez
The idea of remembering the birth of Jesus in a stable during the Christmas holidays dates back to the 13th century and was inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi himself. It was he who, on his trip to Bethlehem in 1220, was amazed at how Christmas was celebrated there. When he returned to Italy, he asked Pope Honorius III. For permission to represent the birth of Jesus with a living manger.
The representation spread first in Italy and then throughout the Christian world and is intact to this day. Use this time to create the exact scene in which the birth of Jesus took place.
When you consider that Mexico is the second largest country in the world with the largest Catholic population (almost 111 million), you have a very important potential market, according to the April 2017 report of the Vatican Statistical Yearbook.
Christmas births consist of the representation of the place where Jesus was born through a kind of model of the crib in Bethlehem and the surrounding area.
The main elements that represent the births are the nativity scene, the figures representing the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph), the animals, the shepherds, the three wise men and a star with a stele that is usually also placed on top of the Christmas tree.
Although the goal of all managers is to remember the birth of Jesus and his protagonists, the way to design and decorate them varies depending on the country and region, as their construction has a distinct cultural influence. Among the types we can find are:
Biblical crib: It reproduces all elements typical of the time when Christ was born in Bethlehem, such as houses, animals and people. In terms of aesthetics, the earth colors stand out in allusion to the desert. In general, it is decorated with natural plants, but the moss can be replaced with green paper or artificial grass.
Typical crib: It is an adaptation of the crib to the culture of each region. Often times the types of houses and animals are not the usual ones in Bethlehem.
Ornamental crib: It has an artistic character in which the imagination and creativity of those who do it play an important role. It is for this reason that we see nativity scenes made from plasticine, leather, wood, glass, clay, paint, fabric, metal and porcelain.
Dare to develop or distribute all of the elements that make up childbirth and make money this season.