#807 Wooden Shoes – Holland

Acquired 2017

While attending the Bethlehem, PA, Nativity Convention in October, I saw this awesome wooden shoe nativity on display and another set in the member auction. I tried my best to win it in the auction, but I wasn’t successful. While having my picture taken with a shepherd scene also available, I overhead a guest member talking about bringing the wooden shoe nativities. Her husband is stationed in Germany and the wooden shoe nativity set from Holland was available to them at a local gift shop. So, not being shy, I asked her if it was possible to order a set. To my delight, she said, Yes!!!! She gave me the approximate cost and I added estimated shipping charges to it and wrote her a check for $70. The worst that would happen is I would lose $70! But she took my order and ended up with several other orders. It took until the day after my 2017 Open House to receive the set, although she kept me updated with emails all along. I am so grateful to her for going the “extra mile” for me and several other members. This darling wooden shoe set includes Mary, Joseph, two sheep, and a shepherd. Baby Jesus is in a wooden shoe manger, and He also is a tiny wooden shoe! From Germany, $70, December 2017.