For the last sixty-five years Betsy Christensen has been a passionate creche (nativity) collector. In this book she presents 205 of her favorites. Some are beautiful, some interesting, some strange, even a few that you may consider to be weird. They represent many different countries, continents, and areas around the world. Also included are detailed descriptions of each creche. Often wishing she had more details, Betsy shares everything she knows about the artists and their creches. The nativities range from beautifully simple, to extremely intricate. All were fascinating to Betsy and were a thrill to discover. Creche collecting has been a popular pastime for centuries. For some time there has been a group called Friends of the Creche in Europe. The United States joined this group about a dozen years ago and now the group is strong here and collecting nativities is very popular. A quarterly newsletter, the Creche Herald, is now available to all.