This is my mom's nativity scene. She hand-painted each ceramic figurine some time ago before marriage and children. She also crafted the manger from popsicle craft sticks. Vintage, I know.
But what she doesn't realize missing is....the three wise men.
They were relocated to the east.
Because the wise men were not present at Jesus' birth. It took them 2 years to get to Him.
Side note: No where in the Bible does it state that there were three wise men. That tradition comes from the fact that Christ was given three gifts (gold, frankincense, and myrrh) by the wise men who arrived.
So Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the lone shepherd eagerly await the three wise men from this nativity set.