The tradition of the decorative nativity set is a popular custom throughout Latin America. Growing up, setting the scene of Jesus's birth was something I always got excited for, just as I did when decorating the Christmas tree. My favorite part was getting to set the adorable baby Jesus figure on his crib, but my mom always tried to make me wait until he was "born" at midnight on Christmas Day — we never waited because I insisted it was too cute not to add right away.
The tradition still remains in my family, and probably yours, but unlike the ceramic nativity set I grew up with, as I get ready to celebrate Christmas this year, I'm aiming for a modern-day version, better suited for my contemporary decor. Keep scrolling for 12 nativity sets that will add a unique touch to your home for the holidays while still allowing you to keep up with traditions. Then, check out a list of more than 100 gift ideas for everyone on your list.