Posada Navideña Revisited

In December 2019, A4LSD board member Barbara Garcia and her husband David graciously opened their home to the public in an event we called Posada Navideña. This event showcased their extensive collection of Nativity scenes, hand-crafted by folk artists in Mexico. If you attended  in 2019, you’ll remember how unique and beautiful these objects are. Unfortunately, we could not hold a public event in 2020, but we created a way for you to still enjoy these beautiful artworks, our holiday cards.


Our shop has been taken down, as the holiday season is now over, but we'll be back next year with new an exciting cards!

We were so excited to launch our own line of inspiring holiday cards, featuring some of Barbara and David's favorite Nativity scenes.

Proceeds from the cards supported A4LSD's online programming for students and their families.

The cards could be purchased individually for $3.50 each (plus shipping). Buy five or more, and you’ll get free shipping.

Inside text: Happy Holidays, May the joy of the season be yours.

Information about the individual artists is included on the back of each card.

Cards measure 4.25" x 5.5". Envelopes included.

A Peek Behind the Scenes - It's a Family Affair

This project has really been a labor of love and a collaboration among our family members! Each Nativity was professionally photographed by Brian McHugh, husband of our very own Keri Jhaveri, Professional Learning and Community Programs Manager. Here are a couple of shots of them working together to capture the images.

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The cards will be produced and shipped by Todd and Jennifer Shaphren of Jenny Did it Notecards, based in Kirkland, WA, cousins of Adrienne Valencia, our Executive Director. 


Since we can’t get together to see these in person, Barbara and Keri have recorded a casual conversation about each featured scene. This video invites you into the world of each artist, showing you more about their creative process. It's about 40 minutes long, but we included timestamps so that you can jump to the segment about your favorite piece!

Introduction: 00:00 - 1:50

Sacred Family: 1:50 - 9:11

Airplane Nativity: 9:12 - 14:45

Nativity: 14:46 - 25:12

Fantasy Ocean: 25:13 - 30:52

Rabbit Nativity: 30:53 - 36:17

Closing: 36:18 - 39:43

Purchasing information: 39:44 - end

Thank you for purchasing a set of cards to celebrate the season and help us continue our work in the community!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Arts for Learning San Diego!