Decking the Halls to Heavenly Heights

December 21, 2016 03:19 PM

Holiday decorations make the yuletide season bright. One North Dakota woman has taken the Christmas tradition of “decking the halls” to heavenly heights.

Sara Anderson Moore is never set when it nativity sets. Currently, she has 435 sets in her collection.

“It’s overwhelming, beautiful, gorgeous, unbelievable,” said Moore.

The entire collection has only been displayed once because of the space it takes to accommodate hundreds of stable scenes. When all the sets were up in one place, pictures were taken of every single one.

“Many of the nativity sets are what would be considered whimsical,” said Moore, citing a set with rubber ducks and another with s’mores.

She finds the divine figurines online, in thrift stores, and receives many as gifts from family and friends, coming from all over the world.

A notebook helps Moore catalog the contents of the colossal cache of miniature icons, and has found them fascinating since she was a child.

When the holidays are over, Sara keeps the spirit of the season alive year-round by displaying at least 35 nativity sets in her home.

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