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Star light, star bright! Your fair trade purchase is a wish come true for the artisans who create these stars from handmade silk paper with silver cord wrapping. Set of 6, $12.
Cuddly-soft nativity inspires happy memories of Christmas past. Set of 8 figures is hand crocheted and includes a gift box, $38.
In the style of the traditional Peruvian mountain nativity, this three-piece ceramic set is hand painted, with each piece designed to nest to the piece next to it. Dimensions reflect size when pieces are nested together, $32.
Small wooden retablo nativity is hand painted in the traditional style, with a flower on the outside, and small figures made of flour and gypsum on the inside, $16.
Set of 2 hand-knit acrylic sheep ornaments. One is black, the other is cream. Stuffed with acrylic fibers, $9.
Six-piece hollow form ceramic nativity depicts richly colored figures in traditional Peruvian dress, with traditional designs engraved in the clay, $42.
Hand carved from Alstonia, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia, this contemporary nativity features eight figures, simply ornamented and painted in muted tones, $42.
Albizia wood is carved, whitewashed, and hand painted to create 7 modern nativity figures, dramatically framed by a star-accented arch, $85.
Tall and sculptural, these holy figures are beautifully carved from dark Toona wood, then meticulously painted by hand to create the colorful patterning, $110.
Retablos were originally created for portable use on the altars of travelers, but today depict a range of sacred and secular scenes. Hand-painted wood box opens to reveal nativity on top and celebrating musicians below, $50.
Hand-knit alpaca-blend animals are arrayed with tiny colorful pom-poms, $10-15.
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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of CatholicMom.com, a bestselling author and an international speaker. A frequent radio and television guest, Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and communications. Visit Lisa at LisaHendey.com or on social media @LisaHendey for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish, school or organization. Visit Lisa's author page on Amazon.com.