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The Plaque Stand is ideal for displaying Plaques. This large size is designed to best fit square plaques Comfort, Hug, True, Quiet Strength, Friendship, and Holy Family. (Small Plaque Stand #26516 is best designed for Embrace plaque.)
A child is bornHoly Family Metal-edged Ornament$12.00Description
Small plaque ornaments trimmed with metal lace and adorned with a sprinkling of glitter. A sentiment is printed in elegant script on the back, so that both sides are lovely to view. For the holidays, but equally enjoyed as a birthday, graduation, confirmation, or anniversary gift … in celebration of any occasion.
Behold the awe and wonder of the Christmas StoryNativity$85.00Description
As enduring as the story it portrays, the six-piece Nativity is as loved today as when it was originally introduced in 2000. Its simplicity and form has made it a timeless classic. As a Christmas gift, wedding gift or self-purchase, the Willow Tree Nativity continues on as a family tradition.
Her name is Mary. His name is Joseph. The baby, JesusThe Christmas Story$110.00Description
The Christmas Story is the largest-scale nativity created by Susan Lordi. The two figures are approx. 15" tall, and are best displayed in the Sanctuary.
The expressive gestures of Mary and Joseph reveal their humanity, and portray their overwhelming emotion of love and protection for their newborn child. The two-piece set of Mary holding baby Jesus, and Joseph is the centerpiece of The Christmas Story. The figures are nearly 15” tall, and painted with richly layered colors. The elegant movement of Mary’s and Joseph’s garments, and their protective gestures bring this composition to the highest levels of sculptural art.
The pieces relate to each other when placed on the base of the Sanctuary. Mary is turned in toward Joseph, sheltered by his right arm. Joseph’s staff and cloak form a protective shield around his new family. Joseph’s left hand, positioned above the head of baby Jesus, shadows the curve of Mary’s wrist. This is a historically symbolic gesture of blessing and protection.
“The Christmas Story is a story from the past… but the overwhelming emotions of holding a new baby, starting a new family, and wanting to protect them forevermore are present today in every culture and every age. My hope is that the gestures of Mary and Joseph will represent these powerful feelings of love and protection.”
A child is bornThe Holy Family$50.00Description
In response to requests for a small-scale nativity, Susan created this intimate rendering, measuring 7.5" tall. This one-piece sculpture is ideal for those with limited display space, or who wish to display a nativity year-round.
...and heaven and nature singStarry Night Nativity$170.00Description
"Starry Night Nativity challenged me to tell a story and engage the viewer in a small space. All the figures fit into an 8" box that opens up as a triptych and reveals a starry night encircling an intimate scene. My use of deep gradated blues and sparkly gold is a jewel-like reference to historical objects of art... I embellished the surfaces with gold dots —symbolizing light, or energy, hope inner strength...Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time, or possibly handed down within families.
"I designed this piece to be versatile enough to display year-round, on a table or a wall; open or closed. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycles of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make."
A child is born
Plaques are classic forms in carved bas relief that can be hung on the wall or on a shelf using a Plaque Stand (sold separately).
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Submitted by Kathi in WY, January 2012
On December 22, 2011 I had to have Open Heart Surgery, and had to be in the hospital on Christmas Day. When I came home from the hospital a message was left on my phone that I had won a drawing from our local gift store - The Willow Tree Figurine. I was so overcome with emotion. I thought the only memory I would have of Christmas would be in the hospital, now I have a beautiful keepsake of the Holy Family.Read More >
Submitted by sarah in mi, December 2011
I have been with my boyfriend (Kyle) for five years, and this was the first Willow Tree gift I have ever received. His sister has been collecting them for years, and I have always adored them. This year, Kyle's mom bought me one to start my own collection. These past couple months have been tough on our relationship because Kyle has been gone working on the other side of the state for about 8-9 of those months. The distance has made us closer and confirmed our commitment to one another and has shown his and my family that we plan on spending the rest of our lives together. This gift from his mother was a way of her welcoming me into her family. They have welcomed me into their lives and have made me feel comfort in knowing that I will forever have a second family with them.Read More >
- Name: Holy Family
- Materials: resin
- Measurements: 6"h
- Hanger style: keyhole
- Sentiment: A child is born
- "Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.",