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the Nativity traditionBy the Nativity tradition
First created
the Nativity traditionBy the Nativity tradition
First created
$4,618
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
42
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 1 2019 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Imagine letting the truth of the Bible guide your child’s heart to the true meaning of Christmas and give the gifts of joy, hope and love to them. 

Let them experience the Christmas story like they never have before. Engage in this life-changing event together through the Nativity tradition. 

We designed the Nativity tradition for the entire family to engage with in a purposeful way. It’s a wonderful discipleship time. Every Christmas is an opportunity to unfold the beautiful story with those you love. The Nativity tradition is your guide, and the experience is unique for your family as you talk through the set focusing on the heart of Christmas.

The Nativity tradition begins with:

1.) Seeing the Nativity scene and talking about Joseph, Mary and Jesus as a family.

2.) Reading the Bible and using our storybook as it guides you through the Christmas story and other powerful stories of God’s love.

3.) Reflecting together on the Crown of thorns and why Jesus came. 

4.) Journaling all the ways you saw God’s provision and faithfulness to you that year through thoughtful questions.

5.) Engaging with your family through conversation directs you to what Christmas is truly about. Jesus was born to be our Savior! 

•Hear from some friends looking forward to the Nativity tradition• 

 What's included in each set? 

•Sculptures•

Joseph | Mary | Jesus | Manger | Crown of thorns

The sculptures in our Nativity set are beautifully crafted with a hand-carved aesthetic. You will find Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus cradled lovingly in her arms. It's important for us to see their peaceful expressions in that awe-filled moment. Our crown of thorns in the manger is the unique centerpiece of our set because it reminds us that Christ came to be our Savior and can start conversations about the purpose of Christ’s coming. Through His death on the cross and resurrection, we have God's promise and love through new life.

•Storybook•

The amazing story of God’s love runs throughout the Bible's Old and New Testaments. Our Nativity tradition storybook is beautifully designed with watercolor artwork that focuses on the beauty we see in God's creation and captures biblical truth in a simple way. We focus first on the biblical account of the Christmas story as we find in Luke and Matthew. Then we go back to the beginning with creation, then the promises made with Noah, Moses, Abraham and the Israelites, onto the prophets, then finishing with the promise of heaven in Revelation. Through all these stories, God always shows his love and provision for His people. Jesus came not only to be born, but to make a way for us and we see this in His death and resurrection on the cross. This is the truth behind the gospel and the reason for the crown of thorns in our Nativity set. Our storybook is designed with simple vignettes paired with scripture readings to help guide your family for years as God reveals the mystery of His love to each of you. We are excited about our storybook/journal and how it compliments our Nativity set. It is still in creative development and that is part of why we need your support to complete it for the project.

•Journal•

The end of the year provides an opportunity for reflective moments and a time for families to share with each other. Our Nativity tradition journal poses thoughtful questions to foster meaningful conversations concerning the year's difficulties and challenges as well as joys and praises. By journaling each year and looking back on previous years, we can see a lifetime of God’s faithfulness. The storybook/journal includes 5 years worth of pages to document your family moments. This is an easy way to bring family togetherness and sharing during the busy season. 

•Each Set is packaged in a Rustic Wooden Box•

We wanted the packaging to be simple and rustic to reflect on the real and humble beginnings of Christ born on that wondrous night. All the items in our set come in an heirloom quality rustic wooden box, perfect for a keepsake to pass onto the next generation.  

•What does our funding goal go towards?•

We wanted to grow this project organically through a like-minded community, so it catches on from family to family. Kickstarter is a great platform for this, because you get to share your creative ideas and get a community behind it. If this project speaks to you, we greatly appreciate your pledge amount to help us get our product into production. We have set our goal at $35,000 to complete the minimum order production run of 650 sets with our factory. We have invested in the creation of the prototypes, from concept to sampling and getting the word out through advertising, but need the remaining funding to help get the actual Nativity tradition sets produced and in the hands of other families. Every pledge gets us one step closer to production of the Nativity tradition and it helps grow a Kingdom-minded business by getting this ministry off the ground.

•Our inspiration and vision•

Facing the challenge that most modern families experience today, we wondered: How can we slow down and not miss out on what Christmas is all about? We wanted a new family tradition that focused on the Nativity. One that would allow us to grow deeper as we read our Bible together and talked about the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate it. Out of this desire, the Nativity tradition was born.

In our own journey while creating this project, we have faced unexpected life challenges. Cancer, grief from the loss of a parent, and reoccurring health issues have been difficult realities. This project began almost 5 years ago. The journey has been purposeful through all those challenges and each has added depth to our story. 

This may be true of your family. Yours may be in the midst of challenging times. We want to encourage you. In each moment of each challenge, God is with us. These times have made us long for the hope that only Christ offers. They've also helped define our project and sparked a desire to share the hope of God's love story with others.

Artwork for the Nativity tradition storybook
Artwork for the Nativity tradition storybook

•Our design process• 

We took inspiration for the Nativity tradition from the simple beginnings of Jesus. Then we created a mood board with design references and an earthy color palette to develop the artwork needed for the sculptures.

We worked with a talented illustrator, Jackie Mallory, who helped us create the 10-piece drawings of our nativity set. From these drawings, we were able to create prototypes for our 3-piece set with our factory. We decided to focus on this smaller set first for its simplicity, pairing it with the manger and crown of thorns and including the storybook/journal in a wooden box.

Artist rendition for prototype development
Artist rendition for prototype development
Early prototypes and development of sculptures
Early prototypes and development of sculptures

We are in collaboration with a wonderful watercolor artist, Jessie Roseberry, who is creating the artwork for the Nativity tradition storybook and journal. The artwork is inspired by the beauty seen in God's creation. Our good friend, Sara Johnson, is using her talents by helping us with the creative writing of the storybook by focusing on the rich stories of the Bible. Our book is in its creative process stage, we are wrapping it up with final details in the next 2 months to be ready for production with the sculptures for our minimum order.

It’s been exciting and fun for us working with old and new friends. God has allowed their skills to be a major contribution to this project and a beautiful picture of working together for a common vision. 

Reward artwork development
Reward artwork development
Roseberry & Co. watercolor reward art print
Roseberry & Co. watercolor reward art print

•Rewards•

As a backing partner of the Nativity tradition, you will be helping other families begin this new Christmas tradition in their home and spreading the gospel at the most wonderful time of year. We have also included multiple set options for Grandparents, Missionaries, Ministries and Churches. All levels allow you to help share the Nativity tradition with others.

•About the creators•

•Our creative team•

We are forever thankful to each of you, whom God has blessed with amazing gifts and talents to share with us for this project.

•Special thanks to•

The Lord God, for putting this project on our hearts

Heather’s Mom | Our family | The Wright family | The Justus family | Charis and Aaron Smith | The Hollar family | Tim Dalrymple | Arlan and Karen Arthaud | Steve Durman | Bonnie Curry | Barry Rodges | Bob Irwin | Dr. Jimmy Draper | Aaron Howard | Melissa and Chad Edgington | Simon Mak |  Randy and Jake Blanton | The Crome family | Patrick Luscri | Warren Chang | the Bryant family | the Newton family  

Many faithful friends who have encouraged and supported us along the journey

•And thank you!•

Thank you for visiting our project page to see what the Nativity tradition is all about. And thank you for hearing our story and believing in us. 

It’s our prayer that the Nativity tradition helps root families in God’s truth and grow them in faith. We cherish the idea of passing this on to generations to come. Thank you for supporting our project!!!

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Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarter campaigns, it’s an all-or-nothing funding, which means that no one will be charged for a pledge towards the project unless it reaches its full-funding goal. If we do reach full funding, we will be ready to go to production on the minimum order run of 650 sets with our factory. With your support, we don't foresee any issues in production to get this project completed for families for the 2019 Christmas season.

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