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Have you ever visited the city of the Shepherds ‘Beit Sahour’ in the Holy Land? Beit Sahour is a city that lies East of Bethlehem. It was the city where the angel announced the birth of Jesus Christ to the shepherds.

At our workshop at Bethlehem Handicrafts in the Holy Land, our work is all about Holy Land’s olive wood carvings. We provide the best Bethlehem’s olive wood quality to our Christians. We make a variety of unique hand-carved olive wood religious items.

Our collection varies from olive wood statues, hand carved nativity sets, hand carved angels, hand carved Virgin Mary statues to home-made religious crafts like homemade olive wood crosses and hand carved olive wood Jesus Statues.

When you visit the city of the Shepherds, make sure you visit our workshop in Bethlehem to get a uniquely hand carved olive wood angel and a hand carved Jesus Christ’s statue as a souvenir to remind you of your remarkable and outstanding trip to the Holy Land especially to the city of the shepherds “ Beit Sahour”.


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Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:16

The uses of Olive Wood

In their workshop, Bethlehem Handicrafts in Bethlehem, The Holy Land uses olive wood to make great and unique carvings with the best quality.

Our Christian artists carve Bethlehem’s olive wood to make Holy Land Olive wood carvings.

Moreover, they make carved wooden trays, olive wood salad servers, olive wood utensil sets, wood carved ornaments, and olive wood plates.

Not only that, they make hand carved statues like hand carved Virgin Mary, hand carves saints and hand carved Jesus Christ.

Therefore, Bethlehem Handicrafts owns the Beauty of the heart of the Holy Land.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:25

Celebrating Holidays in the Holy Land

The Holy Land is the most historical and religious country in the whole world that attracts the whole universe towards it. The Holy Land is the center of religions especially Christianity. 

The old cities in the Holy Land mark the path of Jesus Christ’s life beginning with his birth, childhood till his death on the cross and resurrection to heaven. 

Visiting the Holy Land especially on holidays like Christmas and Easter leaves a priceless and remarkable spiritual impact. Bethlehem Handicrafts add to this impact a greater influence with its Holy Land’s olive wood carvings. 

With Bethlehem Handicrafts, the Holy Land is in your hand. You can find the most unique Holy Land’s olive wood carvings with the best quality. 

They vary from wood carved crosses, hand carved statues and hand carved nativity Sets to olive wood utensil sets, hand carved crucifixes, olive wood jewelry and candle holders. 

With Bethlehem Handicrafts, your journey and trip to the Holy Land can be recalled and mesmerized through buying our hand carved olive wooden items made in Bethlehem, the Holy Land. 

To Celebrate Easter and Christmas, buy our olive wood crosses and carved wood nativity sets. Not only that, you can always gift your beloved ones our great hand carved olive wood handicrafts. 

Celebrate your Holidays in the Holy Land with your family by visiting the Holy Land and buying our uniquely carved olive wood religious crafts. 


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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:43

A Trip to the Holy Land

Have you ever taken a trip to the Holy Land? The place where Jesus Christ was born, has walked, has slept, and has preached and taught lessons? If you visit the Holy Land today, you get to visit all the cities where Jesus Christ lived his life.

You can visit places starting from Beit Sahour ‘The city of the Shepherds’ to Bethlehem ‘The city where Jesus Christ was born’. We at Bethlehem Handicrafts offer Christians all around the world many souvenirs made in the Holy Land. We hand carve original Bethlehem’s olive wood.

We make hand-made religious crafts, olive wood statues, hand-carved wooden crosses. We also make hand carved nativity sets, hand carved Jesus Christ, wood carved nativity and hand-carved Virgin Mary. Also, if you visit Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and Jordan’s river, you get to visit where Jesus Christ grew up and was baptized.

Visiting the Holy land is a remarkable journey that lasts in hearts and minds forever. You can always end your journey by buying mesmerizing Holy Land olive wood’s cravings as well as Holy Land gifts. We at Bethlehem Handicrafts make your trip fully perfect right from its beginning to its end especially with our high quality olive wood carvings.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:56

Easter in the Holy Land

“I have come so that they may have life” John 10:10. Celebrating Easter in the Holy Land is an outstanding time of the year especially in the great city: Jerusalem.

Our uniquely hand carved olive wood collection of carvings for Easter is especially made for you by Christian hands to revive this special time of the year.

The world’s attention turns to the city of Christ’s passion where it marks the path that Jesus walked towards his own death. Pilgrims from across the world joined local Christians in the Holy Land on Palm Sunday and walked the path of Christ through passing through all the stations Where Jesus was nailed to the cross and crucified then taken down to his tomb. Then, Christians celebrate his resurrection on the third day.

Our Holy Land olive wood carvings for Easter vary from olive wood Palm Sunday’s carving, hand carved Jesus Statuses to hand carved crucifixes, hand carved wood crosses and hand carved Jesus Christ. Easter in the Holy land starts with fasting as our savior did for forty days. The fasting symbolizes the compassion and sympathy of the sacrifice Jesus had so people are forgiven for their sins.

Easter is our time to remember that Jesus bore the stripes of pain and suffering, he bowed under the weight of the cross, he shed his blood, and he entered the tomb. In addition, it is our time to celebrate that he broke the bonds of death and rose to live forever. Let’s remember his sacrifice for by the power given to him by our heavenly father to overcome death, he has proven that when we trust in the Lord, there can’t be any death.

Prepare for Easter and celebrate the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ by decorating your house and hearts with our hand-made Bethlehem’s hand carved fourteen Stations of the Cross. We ‘ Bethlehem Handicrafts’ are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most remarkable original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land. Made by Christian hands and Loved by Christian Hearts.

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Yes, Santa Claus truly did exist!  The fanciful story of a jolly rotund man in red giving presents during Christmas is based after German and Dutch traditions of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra-Lykia, a formerly Greek region of modern-day Turkey.  Saint Nicholas was a monk born in the late 3rd century AD to prosperous sea-faring merchants who gave up his worldly treasure in search of a heavenly one.  Shortly before the Emperor Constantine declared that Christians could freely practice their faith in the Roman Empire, Saint Nicholas went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, staying in Jerusalem and a hillside near Bethlehem that overlooked the grotto of the birthplace of Jesus.  It is here that a monastery would be built around the cave that Saint Nicholas stayed in during his time in the Holy Land, and here that the town of Beit Jala would be founded. In opposition to the legend, Beit Jala was the home of Saint Nicholas in the Holy Land.

The cities of Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala comprise what some refer to as “The Christian Belt” of the Holy Land; three adjacent cities where a large percentage of the Christians of the Holy Land reside.  All of us know of the town of Bethlehem, and everyone should know of the town of Beit Sahour, where the angels told the shepherds of the birth of Jesus, but how many people have heard of the town of Beit Jala?

If you have been to Bethlehem, you may well have passed through Beit Jala on your way to or from the Church of the Nativity, and have at least seen it from a distance.  Sometimes described as the Tuscany of the Holy Land, it is built into a hillside to the west of Bethlehem and south of Jerusalem.   As one of the largest Christian communities in the Holy Land, Beit Jala has many notations in the history of the Holy Land. It is said that the Holy Family filled their water skins in the valley of the Bir Ona in the valley beneath the town, where a small shrine still exists.  The stone columns of the Church of the Nativity were carved out of the hillside of Beit Jala, and seminary of the Latin Patriarchate (the loca organizational structure of the Catholic Church), also exists in the town. The people of Beit Jala, however, are most proud of their connection to Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, better known as “Saint Nick” – or Santa Claus.


After Saint Nicholas returned to his home a few years later, he became a Bishop, which of course meant that he would wear the brightly-colored robes and ceremonial hat of a Bishop, and a staff symbolic of his office as a “Good Shepherd” of Christians.  He also became known for his generous gift-giving, including a special circumstance in which he gave three bundles of gold to an impoverished widowed father to save his daughters from a life of destitution and dishonor.  The amazing story of the real-life Saint Nicholas gave rise to the legendary “Saint Nick” or “Sinterklaas” of German and Dutch tradition, which in turn gave rise to the story of Santa Claus, who like a traditional Bishop, wears ceremonial red clothes and hat, holds a staff, and is a bearded, grandfatherly figure.   Some even assert that the legend of Santa Claus coming down the chimney of family homes to give gifts to children began with the real story of the three bundles of gold given to the father by dropping the gift down his chimney!

The people of Beit Jala celebrate Saint Nicholas Day on December 19th, with great fanfare.  During a church service, people descend to the lower level of the church, where the cave of Saint Nicholas can be entered, and light candles and give oil in thanks to Saint Nicholas, or to ask for his blessing in their lives and on their families.   The people of the town participate in a modest festive parade led by their Scout troops, and return home to celebrate with fish dinners, as most are in a time of fasting before Christmas.

While something of a well-kept secret, the Church in Beit Jala can be visited on most days of the year by special arrangement with the local Orthodox Church.  Christian people throughout the town of Beit Jala are also happy to share stories of miracles that Saint Nicholas, or “Mar Nicola” as he is locally called, have made in their lives.

So this Christmas, as the children in your family, parish or community are busy waiting for Saint Nicholas to come, remember that yes, there is a Santa Claus, and he has a special connection to the Holy Land!

Yet, Santa Claus is not the only connection people of the “The Christian Belt” have with Christmas. They have a talent that connects them even more deeply. It’s the talent of olive wood carving, and especially olive wood Christmas ornaments. You can find our enormous variety of wooden Christmas ornaments at our online shop which are displayed in a beautiful high-resolution panoramic 360° by clicking here.

At our workshop, Jerusalem wood carved religious pieces are produced to help Christians in the Holy Land and around the world share their faith especially to remind them that St. Nick ‘ Santa Clause’ brought joy to the world celebrating Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day. Many wooden Christmas Ornaments are hand-made out of Bethlehem’s olive wood to celebrate Christmas. There are hand carved nativity sets, hand carved Holy Family statues and hand carved olive wood Christmas gifts.

Christians nowadays buy our unique Bethlehem’s olive wood handicrafts. They cherish our olive wood bell ornaments, olive wood Christmas tree and olive wood bell with Nativity scene ornament. They order them and buy them to remind themselves of the birth of Jesus Christ and of Saint Nicholas as he brings happiness to their kids’ hearts at Christmas.

We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding Holy Land olive wood carvings with the best quality. Bethlehem Handicrafts. Made by Christian hands. Loved by Christian Hearts.


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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:50

Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem, the Holy Land

Celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land is an outstanding time of the year especially in the city of the Nativity: Bethlehem.

Our uniquely hand carved olive wood collection of carvings for Christmas is especially made for you by Christian hands to revive this special time of the year.

The world’s attention turns to the city of Christ’s birth where it marks the star of Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus Christ by our mother Virgin Mary.

Pilgrims from across the world join local Christians in the Holy Land on the 24th of December. Christmas does not stop there, however, as more than half of the local Christian community celebrates the feast on January the 6th and the 7th as members of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.

On January the 6th, Bethlehem once again comes alive as locals and international pilgrims join together for another public celebration and gather for an all-night vigil inside the Church of the Nativity. Our Holy Land olive wood carvings for Christmas vary from hand-made religious crafts, hand carved Jesus Statuses to hand carved Nativity set, hand carved nativity animals, hand carved Jesus Christ, hand carved Virgin Mary and wood carved Christmas ornaments.

In recent years, public events and celebrations have increased in Manger Square, which is lit up with an impressive array of Christmas lights and the towering Christmas tree of Bethlehem. In recent years, a new Bethlehem Christmas tradition has developed, with a tree-lighting ceremony taking place in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Tree lighting ceremonies have become the official start of Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem district, marked with music.

Prepare for Christmas and celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ by decorating your house and hearts with our hand-made Bethlehem’s hand carved Christmas ornaments and Nativity sets. We ‘ Bethlehem Handicrafts’ are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land. Made by Christian hands and Loved by Christian Hearts.

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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:56

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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:56


Bethlehem Handicrafts Location

Our workshop is located in Beit Sahour, just five minutes from Shepherd’s Field and ten minutes from Nativity Church on YMCA Street.

We can organize visits and demonstrations of how our products are made for individuals, families and tour groups. You can arrange for a visit and demonstration by calling 02-277-3555 in the Holy Land. If you are having trouble reaching our factory, try our local cell phone number: 0597-885-990.

You can organize a visit in advance by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For bulk, retail and custom orders in North America, you can reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are always interested in discuss participation in craft shows and displays at churches and other events.

Our mailing address is:
Bethlehem Handicrafts
15577 E. Radcliff Pl
Aurora, CO 80015 USA
Phone: 720-201-7193




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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:16


Bethlehem Handicrafts

Do you want to become a retailer of our products? Create an account request through the application on our website! We will quickly process your request, then send you a log in account and password, giving you access to our wholesale prices that are exclusively available for our partners. 
We are also able to take wholesale orders from our existing inventory. Get in contact with us through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss rates, shipping and any particulars of your order or if you have any other questions. We ship via Colorado or Bethlehem in North America and via Bethlehem only for Europe and Asia.

Featuring quality hand-crafted olive wood products made in the foothills of Bethlehem by Christian artists, Bethlehem Handicrafts features the following:
• Nearly 1,000 olive wood items in over 30 categories of products, including Olive wood Nativity crèche sets, Olive wood crucifixes, Olive wood rosaries, Olive wood statuettes, Olive wood Christmas ornaments, Olive wood liturgical items, home décor, Olive wood kitchen utensils and much more.
• Specialty custom designs and personal engravings for your church, office, scout troop and special occasions, including weddings, baptisms, retreats and retirements.
• Bulk orders of any quantity at affordable, competitive prices.
• Timely processing and shipping of orders, packaged with the best of care.
• All of our products guaranteed to be produced in the Holy Land by Christian artisans, with genuine olive wood.
Bethlehem Handicrafts offers the Christian faithful of North America the opportunity to bring a piece of the Holy Land into their lives with a one-of-a-kind item that will be kept and treasured by your customers for years to come.

Bethlehem Handicrafts in its sole discretion reserves the right to refuse wholesale pricing to anyone we feel does not meet our values and standards.

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Wooden Guardian Angel

Fill someone's heart with this beautifully handmade olive wood carving from Bethlehem. God's Seraphims are always above His throne ready to serve his will, so it is a perfect symbol of love and protection for anyone you care for and want them to be safe. May their song be heard all across the land to your home. Psalm 91:11-12 “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”