Brighten Your Christmas with Gifts that Brighten the Lives of Others
Give Fair Trade Nativities and Ornaments
BALTIMORE, MD/ MADISON, WI (OCTOBER 29, 2015) – CRS Fair Trade and our partner, Serrv want to help you and your family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with decorations that do good this holiday season and beyond.
Star light, star bright! Your fair trade purchase is a wish come true for the artisans who create these stars from handmade silk paper with silver cord wrapping. Set of 6, $12.
Cuddly-soft nativity inspires happy memories of Christmas past. Set of 8 figures is hand crocheted and includes a gift box, $38.
In the style of the traditional Peruvian mountain nativity, this three-piece ceramic set is hand painted, with each piece designed to nest to the piece next to it. Dimensions reflect size when pieces are nested together, $32.
Small wooden retablo nativity is hand painted in the traditional style, with a flower on the outside, and small figures made of flour and gypsum on the inside, $16.
Set of 2 hand-knit acrylic sheep ornaments. One is black, the other is cream. Stuffed with acrylic fibers, $9.
Six-piece hollow form ceramic nativity depicts richly colored figures in traditional Peruvian dress, with traditional designs engraved in the clay, $42.
Hand carved from Alstonia, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia, this contemporary nativity features eight figures, simply ornamented and painted in muted tones, $42.
Albizia wood is carved, whitewashed, and hand painted to create 7 modern nativity figures, dramatically framed by a star-accented arch, $85.
Tall and sculptural, these holy figures are beautifully carved from dark Toona wood, then meticulously painted by hand to create the colorful patterning, $110.
Retablos were originally created for portable use on the altars of travelers, but today depict a range of sacred and secular scenes. Hand-painted wood box opens to reveal nativity on top and celebrating musicians below, $50.
Hand-knit alpaca-blend animals are arrayed with tiny colorful pom-poms, $10-15.
Visit serrv.org/crsgifts to shop fair trade products for everyone on your holiday list.
The gifts in this collection are gifts that give twice. That’s because when you buy fair trade items, you are helping support the poor and vulnerable around the world. Fair trade means that the people who produced this product were paid fair wages and given the technical and financial assistance they needed to bring it to market. The fair trade movement connects these talented artisans, farmers and workers with consumers like you who understand that the choices we make every day as consumers have the power to combat poverty.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of CRS’ partnership with Serrv. To learn more about our work together visit http://www.crsfairtrade.org/crafts/