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,

Outdoor Nativity Sets
















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

OutdoorNativitySets.com 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 www.outdoornativitysets.com



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Merry Christmas from Outdoor Nativity Sets

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas today from the Outdoor Nativity Sets Family. On a day like this, it is important to remember the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! We hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday.

God Bless, Outdoor Nativity Sets


Holiday Window Decor

December 8, 2012

At Outdoor Nativity Sets, we realize that some of our customers may have limited yard space to display our traditional nativity scenes or holiday lawn decor. We have created a fun way to display the true meaning of Christmas, right from your windows!

Our flying angels, nativity scenes and upright angels are simple ways to display the reason for the season! You can purchase in bulk for multiple windows, Sunday School projects or just a fun project for your children. Each are made from the same 1/4″ thick marine grade plastic and make beautiful window displays:

And don’t forget how well our products take to basic art supplies! They are perfect for holiday DIY projects, indoor decor and kids love painting them.

Make sure you submit your photos! We would love to see how you incorporate our indoor decor in to your holiday decorations.

Have a wonderful day!

Outdoor Nativity Sets


Now that is is officially time to start putting out your Christmas Decor for Christmas, we want to see your photos! We love seeing how our customers display their Outdoor Nativity Sets all over the country. We have an online gallery full of different customer photos and testimonials for you to go through for some holiday inspiration!

Outdoor Nativity Sets Gallery & Testimonials

With your submission, we will feature your work on our facebook and twitter pages as well as our online gallery! In return, we’ll send you a complimentary Christmas ornament to display the true meaning of Christmas right on your family Christmas Tree. You can submit photos here!

We can’t wait to see you photos!

Outdoor Nativity Sets


One of the great things about our standard nativity set is that you can pair it with a wonderful collection of additional add on figures. When designing our nativity scene, we wanted to complete it with individual characters that played a significant roll in the birth of Jesus Christ. Each add on has a story that played a vital part in the Gospel of Luke, and we wanted to share them each with you this holiday season!

The Shepherd and sheep set that we offer as an additional add on to our standard nativity scene holds, as you already know, an important piece in the birth of Jesus Christ. On the evening in which Mary gave birth to Jesus, the shepherds were busy tending to their sheep in the fields of Bethlehem. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and they became terrified. The angel said “…Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.”

The angel continued to tell them of Jesus, when suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared next to the angel, praising God and saying “…Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.”

The Shepherds of the Nativity Story Luke 2:10-17

The shepherds gathered their belongings and set off to see the holy child who was lying in the manger. They hurried to the stable and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby. Upon arrival, they spread the word of the angel and great company who appeared to them in their fields to those who were at the stable to witness the new child. The shepherds worshipped the new baby Jesus before returning to their fields and sheep. Glorifying and praising God for everything they had witnessed on this great day.

It goes without saying, that the shepherds, who were visited by God’s angels and were told of the birth of Jesus, played a vital role in the Nativity Scene and birth of Jesus Christ. It was the shepherds that told Mary, Joseph and the others at the stable the message the angels had sent to them and the peace on Earth this child would bring. Our Shepherd and Sheep set are a perfect addition to your standard nativity scene, and we love seeing the story brought to life through our customer photos!

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