Nativity sets are a beautiful way to decorate for the winter holiday season. Celebrating the traditional story of the sacred birth of the Christ child in Nazareth, nativity scenes range from small silhouettes of the holy family to life-size lawn ornaments. The smaller sets are often colorful resin or porcelain figures, but are sometimes beautifully carved wood. The outdoor sets can be made from a variety of materials that are created to withstand weather. These can be large. If you are opting for a lighted set or spotlight an unlighted set, you will want to consider positioning near an outdoor electrical outlet.