Painters have used the idea of the nativity scene with people of an ethnic group in their native costumes, as well as local scenery, to help them identify with the birth of Jesus. Many churches in Europe have such scenes, going back to paintings of medieval times. A good example is in the church in Sestine, near Zagreb. This was a popular subject for earlier greeting post-cards, as it is for Christmas cards today, such as the exceptional one below: costumes from all parts of Croatia. Notice the contribution of the tamburitza orchestra, another folk element, inserted. (Courtesy of John Ivan Filcich)
Modern Christmas Card
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Hi Nenad and all your Elves at CROWN,
I just LOVE Ivan Filcic's painting. It is so easy to look at for this time of year. So, while I'm here I will take this opportunity to say I like to recieve CROWN in my e-mail (I wish for a new gold or pocelain one to repace the inadequate one in my mouth...he he)& that I wish you and your family and extended family of helpers all the very best of the season and a very Happy New Year in 2007. Molimo da Bog bude sa vama i
nama! Zeljka iz Canade -