“And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger,” (Luke 2:12). On that cold December night, Angels from heaven thus announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds of Bethlehem. And the son of God was born in a stable amidst animals and shepherds.
The representation of this scene of nativity, popularly known as Christmas crib, in churches and houses is a tradition almost a thousand years old. More.