Are you looking for a great Christmas gift this year? Do your children love nativity sets but you don't really let them play with them for fear they will get broken? My son is no exception. I don't know what it is about nativity sets, but kids really seem to be drawn to them. My son owns several but most of them are "just to look at" because they are made of porcelain. One2Believe has created a nativity set with children in mind! When this package arrived, my son couldn't wait to get the box open. He immediately set it up (as you can see from the picture below) and started to play with the different pieces. The size and shape of the people reminds me of the Fisher Price Little People. They are easy to set up and stand very nicely. The animals don't fall over all the time.
The set includes a stable and 17 pieces: Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, 2 shepherds, 2 sheep, a donkey, a camel, 3 wise men, 2 angels, a manger, a palm tree, and a bale of hay. There is also a mini Story of Baby Jesus included.
This is a great way for your children to act out the story of the birth of Jesus. They will spend a lot of time playing with this set and it will be something they will look forward to you bringing out each year at Christmas time.
One2Believe also has several other sets that look great such as Jesus' Galilean Boat, Noah's Ark, Bible Princess Dolls (which I think are a much better choice than today's Barbie type dolls), the 3-Piece Tales of Glory Sets, Jerusalem Wall, Messengers of Faith, and Spirit Warriors. Any one of these sets would make a really nice gift for someone. What a great way for children to use their imagination and bring Bible stories to life.
A neat thing I noticed is that the box has Bible Points on it. It's a square you can cut out and collect. When you reach 10 points, you can redeem them towards the purchase of one of their other products. There were 3 Bible Points on this box.
10 pts. = 1 Tales of Glory Play Mat
15 pts. = 1 Messenger of Faith Talking Doll (12") (choice of Peter or Paul)
20 pts. = 1 Bible Princess Doll (18") (choice of Elisabeth, Leah, or Abigail)
All you pay is shipping!
This product is not recommended for children under 3 due to small parts. There is a star attached to the stable that can come off and on. This and baby Jesus could easily be swallowed. Also, this is what their site says about safety: "All Tales of Glory toys have been tested by an independent third party testing facility and comply with ASTM standards. All toys are free from harmful chemicals and are safe."
"one2believe's passion is to help children learn important Bible lessons and to have them come to faith in Jesus. Our goal is to provide fun ways of teaching children about the greatest people who ever lived. Through the toys that we design children will learn and play out exciting stories about real people. Our toys teach children that there are real superheroes they can believe in!"
Here is the contact information:
24876 Apple Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91352