The Minimal Nativity Set by Emilie Voirin is Less Religious

 - Dec 10, 2013
References: emilievoirin & theverge
The Minimal Nativity Set is tailored to those who have always loved the tradition of having a nativity in the home but don't necessarily want it to be overtly noticeable or even religious, per se. In place of the iconic figures including Baby Jesus, Mother Mary and the Three Wise Men, the Minimal Nativity Set is made up of wooden blocks with their descriptions on it. For instance, in place of a donkey there is a block with the word 'donkey' written on it.

Designed by French artist Émilie Voirin, the Minimal Nativity Set essentially feeds the Christmas spirit without any heavy religious undertones. The designer writes, "The characters have lost their features and colors for a modern appearance that could appeal both believers and atheists. [It gives] free rein to people's imagination."