Anyone who had a "Flat person" or an animal near them was invited to bring them forward to the Nativity Scene.
When Jesus was born the shepherds were given the message by the angels and they hurried off to Bethlehem to see what had happened.
The Magi too followed a star to come and see the new King.
That's the story portrayed in the traditional scene.
Saint Nicholas' Nativity Scene therefore looks rather different from the "normal one"!
Come and join the celebration,
it's a very special day;
come and share our jubilation,
there's a new-born King today.
Church Hymnal number 152
Valerie Collison (b 1933)