Posted on December 07, 2013 | 0 Comments
It was to the shepherd that the Angel came to announce the birth of Jesus - the Shepherd spread the word and summoned the Provencal villages to the manger. Thus, the Shepherd can be considered the pivotal Santon in the Provencal creche. Each year his role is celebrated across Provence in Christmas Eve services.
At midnight, the service begins with the Shepherd's Carol, the Carol Pastre di mountagno.
My Growing Traditions has created Marcel Carbonel Santons Shepherd gift sets in three sizes. Size #3 (Grande),
Each set includes the Young Shepherd, his herding dog, a standing sheep and a hand-carved tree (Spanbaum) from the Erzgebirge, Germany and is at a special price providing savings over purchasing the Santons separately. All are tucked neatly into a gift box from My Growing Traditions and include a My Growing Traditions Shepherd card.
For photos of the history and workshop of Carbonel enjoy our Marcel Carbonel Santons board on Pinterest.