I have been delighted by these German Pyramids (I'm sure there's another name for them) since I first saw one several years ago. And today, I was the lucky gal who bought the last one (with 30% off!) at a shop downtown during a last-minute hunt for a little gift.

I didn't realize until today that it depicts a full nativity scene, replete with angels and shepherds. And of course, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. The heat from the candles turns the blades at the top, which sends the shepherds, sheep, and wise men running around. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus sit calmly and peacefully in the centre at the bottom, immune to the scurrying around them.


  1. This is beautiful. My sister purchased a very small version of this type of decoration this weekend at a quaint little shop along the Eastern shore.

  2. Sherrie! What a coincidence! Mum gave Ziggy one just like yours this afternoon. Beautiful!


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