Merry Christmas Eve!

December 24, 2015

Here at Outdoor Nativity Sets we would like to thank you again for being such a vital part of our holiday family. We feel privileged to be able to center our products on Jesus and spread the message of Christmas. Below we have included the scripture of Luke 2 which tells the story of the Birth of Jesus. We hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas Eve from our family to yours!


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets


Luke 2 New International Version (NIV)

 The Birth of Jesus
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.


Christ in Christmas

December 17, 2015

Outdoor Nativity Sets completely understand the excitement behind the commercial activities of Christmas time.  Christmas pajamas, decorating Christmas trees, or baking cookies for Santa are all Christmas time staples.  In all honesty, these activities are a lot of fun! There is nothing wrong with participating in the Christmas time festivities. However, it’s important to remember the reason we are celebrating this Christmas Season. Here are  family activities that are fun and refocus our attention on Jesus.

 5 Fun Family “Christ in Christmas” Traditions

1. Gift wrap Baby Jesus in your nativity and let this be your first unwrapped gift Christmas morning.

2. Have a birthday cake for Jesus.

3. Give kids the opportunity to donate to the charity of their choosing.

4. Hang a stocking for Christ and fill it with notes to him.

5. Plan to read Luke 2 with the whole family.


God Bles,

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During the holiday season people are constantly moving and grooving to get everything ready for Christmas Day. However, our favorite part about Christmas time are the activities with the whole family! Check out our top five must do family activities this Christmas season! Comment and let us know which you do with your family!

1. Decorate Cookies

There is nothing in the world quit like the taste of warm Christmas cookies during the holiday season. Whether you go for the classic sugar cookies or you have your own family recipes, decorating cookies is an easy way to get the whole family involved and feeling the Christmas spirit.

2. Christmas Movie Marathon

Curl up on the couch with a warm cup of peppermint hot chocolate for this next activity. Watch your favorite Christmas movie with the whole family and see the  holiday season come to life! Here is a list of our favorite Christmas must see!

      1. The Nativity Story
      2. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
      3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
      4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
      5. Elf

3. Drive and See Christmas Lights

This is a long time tradition with the Outdoor Nativity Set family. Try it this holiday season! Drive around town and see the way Christmas lights light up your neighborhood.

4. Go Ice Skating

Grab your family and go to the closest frozen pond, throw on some ice skates and have a ball! If however, you are like the Outdoor Nativity Set family down south, you may have to find some artificial indoor ice-skating! Either way, you are sure to have tons of fun with the whole family!

5. Visit a Live Nativity

We saved this for last because we feel this is the most important to include in your Christmas festivities. Find a local church that is putting on a production of the nativity story. Having the opportunity to see the story of Jesus’ birth in real form helps put into perspective the humble conditions the son of God was born into. He was not born a lavish king or nobleman, but rather in a stable, surround by livestock. Jesus came into the world to save each and every one of us. We encourage you to go find a living nativity somewhere in your area and take the whole family.

“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”

Philippians 2:7


We hope you and your family enjoy your holiday season and that you make some of these activities part of your family traditions! Comment and let us know what you and your family decide to do! We love to hear from you all!


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets


It’s that time of year again, time for Christmas music to play everywhere you go! We strongly believe that one of the best ways “to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Sing along with us this holiday season with our own Outdoor Nativity Sets Spotify playlist. We have songs for you and the whole family! Also, keep reading and see our top ten favorite Christmas songs! Happy sining!


Outdoor Nativity Sets Top 10

1.   Need A Little Christmas Now 

We chose to start off this playlist with a song that gets us excited for the holiday season! This song is guaranteed to lift your spirits and get you pumped that Christmas time has officially started.

 2.   All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)

This newer Christmas classic is sure to get you dancing! Turn this song way up and sing at the top of your lungs! Need a good car song? This will be your go to for this holiday season!

3.   It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Michael Buble)

Michael Buble’s smooth voice makes our hearts happy when we hear his It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas. The best way to listen to his song is curled up on the couch with a warm cup of hot chocolate. This whole CD is one of our favorites when it comes to casually celebrating Christmas time around the house.

 4.   O Holy Night (Glee)

This timeless classic both captures the beauty and intensity of the Nativity Story and inspires us to become caught up in praises to God. While this song has many versions, Lea Michele’s powerful voice leaves us speechless! Want to have your breath taken away? Listen to Glee’s version of O Holy Night. You won’t be disappointed.

 5.   Go Tell It On The Mountain (Garth Brooks)

This soulful rendition of Go Tell It on the Mountain is sure to have you singing along. We chose to put Garth Brook’s version because it turns another classic into a fun dance along type of song that makes you happy and ready to praise Jesus!

 6.   Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Jackson 5) 

We can’t have a Christmas playlist without a little Jackson 5! Their version of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town can be heard all over the country during the Christmas months! And why not? This song can put a smile on anyone’s face and gets people excited for gifts and gift giving come Christmas morning!

 7.   Baby It’s Cold Outside (James Taylor)

This is a perfect date night song for mom and dad! Baby It’s Cold Outside makes you want to stay in with your significant other and escape the cold winter weather!

 8.   Breath of Heaven (Amy Grant)

Wow was it hard to choose just one of Amy Grant’s Christmas songs. But if we must then we choose Breath of Heaven. This song embodies the beauty of our Lord coming to earth that Christmas night, being just a baby – so small but full of so much hope and so much power.

9.   Last Christmas (Wham!)

This song is another new classic that is sure to get you singing along. In the mood to dance around the room and sing with  friends? Then add this to your Christmas Playlist!

 10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Martina McBride)

This song is the last choice for our Christmas Top Ten because it is what we wish for each and every one of you. We again are so thankful that you have made us part of your holiday season and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets




Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015

 Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!

Today is special because it is a whole day dedicated to giving thanks for all the blessing God has provided in our lives! It is due to your business that we can continue working through the holiday season. Therefore, we would like to take this moment and let you know that we are thankful for you and your support. Wherever you find yourself this Thanksgiving, we hope that you can take time with friends and family, laugh around the table and reflect on all the blessings God has given you this year.  

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”

1Thessalonians 5:18


Also, don’t forget about our customer photo contest starting tomorrow! Look back at our last blog post and read about it!

God Bless,

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Customer Photo Contest

November 19, 2015

Outdoor Nativity Sets is so excited to announce our photo contest starting November 27, 2015 on Black Friday! The winner will receive one of our beautiful Peace signs!  We hope it will inspire you to set up your nativities early this year. We cannot wait to see how you all decorate this Christmas Season!


Here is how you enter into the contest:


  1. Take a picture of your Outdoor Nativity Sets decoration. This can be anything from our traditional nativities to the window decor!
  2. Post it to your personal Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  3. When posting, use the hashtag #OutdoorNativitySets.  This will enter you into the contest.
  4. Post your picture by December 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
  5. All pictures posted will be entered into a drawing for a free Peace sign (Pictured Below)!


Follow these simple steps and the Peace sign could be yours! This is going to be such a fun way to hear back from our customers and to continue spreading the true meaning of Christmas! Need some help with ideas? Look below to see past customer photo submissions.


Happy decorating everyone, we can’t wait to see your pictures!


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets


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Check out our great prizes! These beautiful Peace sign will easily become one of you family keepsakes!




Story of the Shepherds

November 17, 2015

The story of the shepherds in the Nativity Story supports Gods plan to bring grace to all men and women. At the time of Jesus’ birth, shepherds had lost much of their esteem within Jewish culture. They were often pushed aside, living alone outside of cities. They were dirty, sleeping with their sheep and making very little money. Essentially, it was difficult to get much lower than a shepherd on the social totem pole of Jewish society. Knowing this, the question arises, why did God choose to announce the birth of his son to these shepherds? To the lowest of the lows? Why did the angels not appear to kings or high dignitaries instead? God is making a statement when choosing to reveal Jesus to the shepherds. He is telling every single one of us that he has come for us. Not for the most holy or the most wealthy – but for me, for you. By choosing the shepherds, he is telling us that no one is too low, too powerless or unimportant for God to love. God loves every single one of us and sent his son into the world that Christmas day to one day save us. And that is exactly what he did when he died on the cross.


Jesus was born into the most humble of conditions. The Lord of lords came into the world in human form, not as a king or someone with righteous status, but in a stable, wrapped in cloth surrounded by animals. He humbled himself to come into the world on our level. God did not send a savior into the world to condemn us but rather to bring love to one another.

“Though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasp, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men”
Philippians 2:6-7
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
John 10:11

We like to take this holiday season to be thankful to God for sending his son. For coming into the humblest of conditions in order to show that he loves us. We chose to include the shepherds in our nativity set because we see it as a symbol of God’s love. A God who comes to save everyone, not just the righteous. We hope everyone’s holiday season is going well and we are very thankful to be sharing it with you.


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets.

Luke 2:8-15
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. And angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you; you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,
And on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests’
 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”


We Three Kings

November 6, 2015

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of Gold and of Incense and of Myrrh.”

Mathew 2:10-11

            One of the best things about our standard nativity sets is the ability to pair perfectly with a collection of additional add-on figures. The three wise men we offer are known for the incense, myrrh, and gold that they presented to the baby Jesus. Today we would like to tell you more about the history of these three men and how they contributed to the Nativity Story.



The exact origins of these wise men are a mystery. Matthew 2:1 states “after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.”  These were men of noble birth, wealth and knowledge. While history has evolved these men into king like figures (Three Kings Day often celebrated in many Hispanic cultures) they were more likely intellectuals or philosophers. Their gifts are our inspiration in making the wise men add-ons to our nativity sets.



The Significance of Their Gifts

Gold: Gold is often associated with kings and nobility. This correlates to Jesus being the King of kings

“On his robe at his thigh was written the title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.” Revelations 19:16

 Frankincense: Frankincense is used throughout the old and new testament during holy ceremonies. Today frankincense is still used in the church.

 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each.” Exodus 30:34

Myrrh: Myrrh is a perfume used often with dead bodies in order to make them smell nice. Throughout the bible, myrrh is referenced and often times in association with death. This also represents the death of Jesus and how he suffered and died for us.

“Nicodemus, who had first come to Him (Jesus) by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.” John 19:39


As we approach Christmas, it is always nice to focus in on different aspects of the Nativity Story. Jesus came to Earth that night, God in the form of man, to one day die for our sins. We celebrate his birth this holiday season. Like the wise men worshiped the baby boy by giving gifts, we too worship by giving praise and living life for Jesus. We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start and we are incredibly thankful and blessed to be celebrating it with you!


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets



Hear Our Story

October 5, 2015 strives to provide people with beautiful and durable keepsakes to decorate your home this Christmas season. Here is our story. We love to share it!

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How We Started

The idea for Outdoor Nativity Sets came about in 2010 when Teak Isle Manufacturing, our parent company, was faced with the difficulties of the struggling economy. Teak Isle had been in the marine industry for over 30 years, and as the challenges of the economy hit America, the number of boat buyers decreased. Holiday months were already a struggle in the boating industry but that year, Teak Isle knew production would be at an all-time low and began brainstorming. How could they keep their employees working during the slow holiday months and what could they sell that would be meaningful to people during Christmas time? After many discussions an employee thought back to a time when they had built nativity sets years ago and wondered if they could possibly do that again.

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(Pictured: Teak Isle Manufacturing Boat Show)

Years before, an owner of Teak Isle had seen a silhouette nativity made of wood and painted white. He saw the beauty in its simplicity and bought it for his yard. He loved the nativity, but being made of wood it wasn’t as durable as he would have liked. He then had the idea to apply his knowledge of marine grade plastics used in boats to a nativity of his own. He had his engineer design one for his personal use and decided to sell a few to Christmas stands in the area. They were very successful at the Christmas stands but he had never considered selling them to a larger market. They realized the sale of outdoor nativities would give them the ability to keep their staff employed during the holiday season while also sharing the story of Jesus.

Although the white nativity silhouettes are still the inspiration for Outdoor Nativity Sets, the number of decorations has increased significantly over the years. We have added new characters including wise men, shepherds, angels and many other characters in The Nativity Story. We have a great collection of other holiday yard art, ornaments, window décor and printed outdoor nativities for those who prefer a more colorful option.

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Our high quality AMERICAN MADE products, sold at an affordable price makes our nativities a must have Christmas decoration. We are very thankful for the opportunity to expand as much as we have and are pleased to hear the positive reactions from our customers. The nativity sets assemble quickly and can be taken apart and stored in the box we ship in.

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We are incredibly thankful to report that even through the struggling economy our employees stay busy and employed. We have a unique opportunity to spread the story of Jesus during the holiday seasons and year after year we grow, having more of an opportunity to spread the word of God. We thank you for your business. We can’t wait for our nativities to become one of your family traditions and keepsakes. We wish you joy this holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!


God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets


Standard_Banner2 Ultimate Guide to Outside Nativity Sets

Are you thinking about getting an outside nativity set this year? If so you may want to read this guide prior to making your final selection.

An outside nativity set can be a great addition to your Christmas decor. Unlike many other decorations, the nativity scene truly represents what Christmas is all about.

Selecting the best outside nativity set can pose an interesting challenge. They are exposed to outside weather conditions such as wind and rain and when not used are typically stored throughout the rest of the year. If storage is tight around your house you may want to consider the size of your outside nativity. If it’s to small you won’t be able to see it, if it’s to large it may be to much trouble to store it.

One of the biggest things to look for when selecting a nativity set for outdoor use is the material it will be made of. Many if not all outside nativity sets are made from some form of plywood. While various forms of wood are available including special treated plywood however like all wood it can and will rot after a period of time. If you select or even make your own outside nativity set made from plywood it is imperative that you prep, prime and paint the plywood. Insure all of the edges are painted, especially the bottom edge. One frustration people face is that even the best paint job will not ensure that moisture will not find its way in. For a plywood nativity set to last it should be thoroughly cleaned, scraped and painted every couple of years.

The preferred material to use is a waterproof material that won’t be affected by the elements like plywood. Here at Outdoor Nativity Sets, we use a select grade of marine grade Expanded PVC for its waterproof characteristics and UV stability. Our outside nativity sets made from the Expanded PVC will not rot, fade, or require any special maintenance. Our nativity figures will last a lifetime and all you have to do is wipe it down with a wet rag and store it. While the cost of the marine grade plastic is slightly higher than plywood the everlasting quality of the material makes it well worth the added investment. The other benefit of the Expanded PVC plastic is that it will not warp. Your figures will maintain their shape year after year.

As mentioned, the size of your outside nativity set is important. Obviously the more pieces and the larger the set the more you will have to pay for the nativity set. The minimum pieces you will need for a nativity set includes the barn structure, the manger, baby Jesus and family. Additional pieces might include, angels, wise men, shepard with sheep, calf, donkey, and camel. As you can begin to see a complete set can get rather large and take up a fair amount of your yard. You should also ensure your outside nativity set does not look too “commercial”. Many larger sets tend to have a look and feel of a commercial nativity set. While this is fine for a church or other large structure with a large yard it might not be right for your situation. You should also consider how far from the road or sidewalk you will be installing your outside nativity set. If you want people driving or walking by your home and you have a deep front yard you will need a larger set. If you have a shallow, small front yard select the smaller outside nativity set.

At Outdoor Nativity Sets we have three basic sizes of our most popular outside nativity set.

  • Our Standard Size Outside Nativity set is a perfect residential size set. This set measures 50” to the top of the star and is our most popular nativity set. This outside nativity will work for most yards, your business or small church.

  • The Large Outside Nativity Set  measures 72” to the top of the star. This set is perfect for larger yards, churches or free standing business properties.

Outside Nativity Sets Anchoring

The installation of your outside nativity set and included installation materials are important to the installation of your set. Since the nativity set is installed outdoors it will have to be anchored in order to withstand wind, or snow. Be sure your outside nativity set comes with some sort of anchoring system. Our nativity sets for the outdoors comes complete with stakes for anchoring however during periods of heavy wind or snow additional anchors could be required.

Outside nativity Sets Ease of Installation

Another quality to look for is ease of installation. Many nativity sets are not so easily assembled. Many, especially those made from plywood require screws or special fasteners. Each piece in our outside nativity set easily slides in place with very simple to follow instructions. The nativity pieces lock into place and fit securely each time.

Outside Nativity Sets Ease of Storage

As mentioned, when selecting an outside nativity set you need to consider storing the set each year. One of the best features of our nativity set is the ease of storage. Our nativity scenes are silhouette style and each piece are flat. Since each piece is flat the pieces can be easily stacked on top on each other and stored flat to save space. Our outside nativity sets are shipped in a heavy cardboard box which can be used to store your set each year.

Storing Your Outside Nativity Set


These are a few of the things to look for when purchasing your outside nativity set. Many of these features were the basis behind why we started to manufacturer our outside nativity sets and outside nativity figures. We realized the market needed a nativity set made from a durable and easy to maintain material. The marine grade materials we use are the perfect solution to the maintenance and other problems associated with using plywood for nativity sets.

 For more information or to purchase one of our popular outside nativity sets please visit our website



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