Make our Outdoor Nativity Sets part of your family’s Christmas decoration traditions

Christmas is almost here! While we love the delicious food that Thanksgiving brings us, in just ONE week it will be CHRISTMAS TIME. And with Christmas time comes Christmas decorations.

Every year, as we drive home from visiting our family’s home on Thanksgiving, we feel the Christmas joy bubbling as we play Christmas music for the first time.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is where all the decoration magic begins. After we have completed our Black Friday shopping and cheered on our favorite college football rivalries, the whole family gets together on Sunday to decorate the house.

For our family here at Outdoornativitysets.com, Christmas decorating has become an important tradition. From Christmas trees to garland to ornaments, we love working to make our houses shine!

However, while the glitter and mistletoe is fun, one Christmas tradition rises above all others – setting up our Outdoor Nativity Set.

The moment our nativity set is up, we know the season has started. Nothing is better than having the full family together, assembling a symbol to honor our Lord.

Tradition Made Easy


One of the nicest features of our nativity set is how quick and easy it is to assemble. We include detailed assembly instructions, but generally they are not needed as the set slides together so easily and intuitively.

This winter, get the whole family to but together your nativity and spend some time reflecting on the reason for this season.

Looking for some instructions on how to assemble? Visit this link!


We are amazed every year to see how God has worked in our lives through our Outdoor Nativity Set products. We would love to hear about your family decoration traditions!

God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets

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A look at Outdoor Nativity Set’s products beyond the classic Holy Night nativity

Since 2010, the white silhouette Holy Night nativity has been the staple piece for Outdoornativitysets.com. The beauty in its simplicity has caused it to be our top selling product year after year.

However, over the past seven years, our team has worked hard to create a product catalog that expands beyond our classic nativity yet still manages to capture the true meaning of Christmas.

Check out some exciting items that we offer below!

Christmas Nativities


  1. Printed Nativities – We wanted to make sure that we offered customers the option for a pop of color. Now, outdoornativitysets.com offers the standard nativity set in full color. We have the full nativity scene in color including animals, wise men and shepherds!
  2. Joy Nativity – This set has become a top seller amongst our products. These yard signs symbolize Christmas joy while also proudly displaying the reason for the season. The Joy sign is also offered in a Red, printed option.
  3. Believe Holy Family – Our Believe manger scene truly represents the Christmas spirit. Not only does it include the holy family, it proudly states “Believe” below the manger. This statement of belief reminds those in passing why we celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Yard Art


Outdoornativitysets.com also offers a collection of yard art that is Christmas themed beyond our nativities.

Our Believe and Peace signs are the perfect addition for anyone looking to make a statement this holiday season! It is also a great choice for outdoor decor, especially if yard space is limited.

We also have a full family of reindeer available as well as a Christmas Sled. Looking to have a holy jolly Christmas with St. Nick’s sleigh in your yard? Check out the options below!

Window/Wall Decor


Last but certainly not least, we offer window/wall angels and nativity scenes. These products are perfect for those in apartments who still want to proudly display their love for our Lord.

These come in the classic white silhouette. However, if you choose to use them as wall decor, they are the perfect slate to make your own. Look at these red glittered angels below. This was a DIY project that shines bright in our customer’s home.

 

We are amazed every year to see how God has worked in our lives through our Outdoor Nativity Set products. We hope that you find the nativity that speaks to you and your family!

God Bless,

Outdoor Nativity Sets

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As weeks get colder and the holidays approach, the Outdoor Nativity Sets family works around the clock to bring our timeless nativities to the yards of families around the country.

Four the past seven years, our team has had the honor to create a product that embodies the spirit of Christmas while also becoming a classic Christmas decoration for so many. OutdoorNativitySets.com always strives to provide people with beautiful and durable keepsakes to decorate your home every Christmas season.

Today we are excited to share our history with you and your family. Here is our story. We love to share it!

Our Roots


 

Our nativity story begins with boats.

For nearly 40 years, our parent company – Teak Isle Manufacturing – has been a supplier to the marine industry, manufacturing materials out of marine grade plastic. However, in 2010 Teak Isle was faced with the possibility of cutting its workforce during the holidays. Determined to keep their workers working, our owners sat down with our engineering team and brainstormed ways to use our resources in a new and creative way.

In those discussion, one of our owners remembered seeing a silhouette nativity set at a Christmas tree stand years before that was made of plywood and painted white. He was struck by the beauty in its simplicity and the power in its message. With this idea in mind, our team was inspired to design a nativity of our own. However, we decided to put our own spin on it – creating it out of the same marine grade plastic our boating materials are built from.

After months of engineering and designing a product that was beautiful, durable and easily assembled, the Outdoor Nativity Sets branch was born. For more details on our inspiration and first years as a company, watch the video below!

We are amazed every year to see how God has worked in our lives through our Outdoor Nativity Sets. We are proud to say that we are able to keep our staff working year-round and have even added to our workforce to fulfill the demand. It is an honor to create a product that resonates with so many and highlights the reason for this Christmas season.

Your Family’s Decorations


 

As your family begins to look into new additions to your Christmas decor, we urge you to take a look at all we have to offer. Beyond our classic white silhouettes, we offer the full nativity scene, printed nativities, yard art and even window decor for those without yards.

There is something for every family in our selection. Take a look around, ask us any questions you may have and join us this holiday season as we display the inspiration for this holiday season.

Merry Christmas everyone – from our family to yours!

 

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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

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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!

SPOTIFY LINK: https://open.spotify.com/user/crbrown123/playlist/4EFvHqxFvCLZFQEKxwXv1n

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

 

 

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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

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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

Conclusion

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

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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

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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

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