The Hipster Nativity Set Gives the First Christmas a Modern Makeover

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 15, 2016
References: vimeo & modernnativity
Instead of bougie twinkle lights and predictable Christmas baubles, there is an exclusive holiday decoration on the market for those dedicated to adding a touch of personality to their home décor. While a nativity scene may not sound like the most original decoration, the Hipster Nativity Set gives the first Christmas an Instagram-worthy makeover that is guaranteed to rake in all the likes.

Merging an old world tale with new world sentiments, the Hipster Nativity Set puts a 21st Century spin to the birth of Jesus. In the center of the set is a manger complete with a khaki-clad Joseph and a Starbucks-clutching Mary. Like any modern couple, the two can be seen documenting their tale of Immaculate Conception – duck face and all – for their many followers to see. As expected, even baby Jesus is selfie-ready in his #ootd blue beanie

Of course, no nativity scene would be complete without the Three Wisemen and their generous gifts. However, instead of bringing frankincense, myrrh and gold, these style-savvy dudes clearly decided to ease their holiday shopping stress by hitting up Amazon Prime for the latest deals. Each gift-giver is also mounted atop a high-tech segue – which is clearly the cutely-free alternative to riding a camel.

Also in attendance is a young Shepard and his flock of popular animal influencers. Yet, this Shepard appears to be more interested in streaming the latest season of Stranger Things than tending to his sweater-clad sheep and 100% organic cow. Fortunately his indifference will not interfere with any dietary restrictions, as both animals have access to a trough filled to the brim with gluten-free feed that sits next to the solar panel-topped stable.

Together, each character plays a role in a retelling of the first Christmas that millennials will not only find painfully relatable, but will also be eager to share. This is not a problem as the standing pieces measure in at an Instagram-friendly seven inches tall and each character is crafted with the kind of detail that makes #nofilter necessary. As a result, this set is sure to last until it really does become the kind of vintage piece all counter culture-loving hipsters crave.

Just like an undiscovered indie band or a new brand of Fair Trade coffee, this modern day nativity set is the perfect find for the holiday season.

This post is sponsored by Modern Nativity.

Hipster Nativity Set from Allison Baker on Vimeo.