Spirit of Giving Ornament
Generosity is your shining gift
A wonderful gesture and sentiment for the holidays. The gold box represents that which is precious and valuable—the intangible gifts of generosity and time. A little something for those who give of themselves so selflessly, yet expect nothing in return.
Come in and pick one up for that giving person or persons in your life...and while you are here take a moment to look over other wondrous Willow Tree creations to decorate your tree and home or gift to those special people you know and love!
Her name is Mary. His name is Joseph.
The baby, Jesus
The Christmas Story is the largest-scale nativity created by Susan Lordi. The two figures are approx. 15" tall, and are best displayed inside your home or the church Sanctuary.
The expressive gestures of Mary and Joseph reveal their humanity, and portray their overwhelming emotion of love and protection for their newborn child. The two-piece set of Mary holding baby Jesus, and Joseph is the centerpiece of The Christmas Story. The figures are nearly 15” tall, and painted with richly layered colors. The elegant movement of Mary’s and Joseph’s garments, and their protective gestures bring this composition to the highest levels of sculptural art.
The pieces relate to each other when placed on the base of the Sanctuary. Mary is turned in toward Joseph, sheltered by his right arm. Joseph’s staff and cloak form a protective
shield around his new family. Joseph’s left hand, positioned above the head of baby Jesus, shadows the curve of Mary’s wrist. This is a historically symbolic gesture of blessing and protection.