Justin Favela
Stacy Nick / KUNC

Las Vegas artist Justin Favela has fond memories of his grandmother, Isabel Favela's, house around the holidays. Especially her tradition of building a gigantic, elaborate, and very specifically styled nativity — or "nacimiento."

"These are the key elements of (my grandmother's) nacimiento," Justin said. "At the very top of the mountain, you have the manger and then there's a grassy hill and that usually has sheep and deer on it."

Stacy Nick / KUNC

On the first Sunday of each month, a little placeholder is put on several tables in the coffee shop at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House in Fort Collins.

It reads: "Table reserved for Letter Writing Club."