shepherd-illustrationChristmas Cribs was started 37 years ago by Joan Kottler, a mother of 4 young children who had a keen interest and huge artistic talent in producing the nativity scene for the family each year. Over the years she and her husband David, built a large client base of admirers, who bought into their passion for the Nativity. I was one of those admirers and started to gather my set many years ago when my 3 children were very small, now at 16, my daughter still has great pleasure in bringing out our set at Christmas Time.

When I heard that Joan and David planned to retire, I was immediately concerned that the legacy of this wonderful family business, which has brought so much happiness to so many people would disappear. As a result, I will aim to bring my own brand of enthusiasm to Christmas Cribs and look forward to carrying on the tradition of producing individually, handmade figures for many years to come.”

Katharine Robertson