The smaller ones are far more traditional, reflecting the original design created by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223. The simplest ones will just have Jesus,the Virgin Mary, and Joseph, but as you can see from the wonderful collection created by primary schools in the parish of Castro Marim most also have one or more of the following; a donkey and ox or sheep to represent the simplicity of the place where Jesus was born, Angels, Star of Bethlehem, Shepherds and the Three Magi – Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar.