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About Us

Bethlehem Gifts is a family owned and operated company

Bringing Holiness Into Your Home

We offer friendly and family relationship with our valued guests and visitors. Our mission is to encourage and strengthen the faith. We bring the peace of the Holy Land to your home. Your "orders" help bring back the peace to the Holy Land. The Holy Land needs your prayers and support.

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Meet the Founder, Nabil Rishmawi

I was born and grew up in a little town named Beit Sahour, to the east from Bethlehem. My late parents were Greek Orthodox, as my great grandparents were, and so on. So I was born as Greek Orthodox Christian following my parents as it is almost always all over the world. I was raised in Lutheran and Catholic Schools in Beit Sahour, and later in Catholic Colleges in Bethlehem, Palestine and Romeoville, Illinois.

Since I was a little kid, I had the chance to work in summer vacations in wood carvings, so I learned how to carve and practiced doing it. Given the ongoing everlasting conditions in the Holy land, I chose to be at the other side of the process, where I can help market and sell those crafts to the US market where I started this mission.

 

 

Providing Support
For Many Famlies in Bethlehem AREA

It is a source of continuing concern that the city of Bethlehem in the Holy Land has been ravaged by conflicts throughout the past years and decades. The birthplace of Jesus has at times endured  war-like conditions.

In 2001, I returned to the United States as part of a program to support the Christian Community in Bethlehem area. A large sector of that community carves religious art in native olive wood as a major source of income and depends on tourism to market their products. With tourism at a standstill, the community is becoming desperate.

In addition to marketing these handicrafts at Churches, Parishes, and trade shows, Bethlehem Gifts as an online store was established to be part of the efforts to spread the word and reach more and more of the religious Christian communities in the Uinted States.

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to youMatthew 7:7

Visit Us!

We would love to have you visit our workshop and Bethlehem storefront in Bethlehem, or our showroom in the US. If you are local, and you like to visit our location in Crest Hill, IL , you are very welcome. Please call us to make arrangements to see our showroom, and to save in shipping

Local Location (USA)

1448 N Rock Run Drive, # D3

Crest Hill, IL 60403

(815) 509-9701

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Handcrafted Religious Gifts

Bring the blessings of the Holy Land to your home or church

Bring the Blessing of the Holy Land into your Life!

We at Bethlehem Gifts Store, provide the Christian Community around the world a way to have a wide selection of handcrafted Bethlehem olive wood religious gifts to bring peace and blessing to their Churches and homes.

We have interacted with lots of people in the US and have found out how eager and excited they are to add Bethlehem olive tree wood products to their place of worship as well as their usual place of dwelling. In the Holy Land, our homeland, we have people who are dependent on the sale of these Holy Land olive wood gifts to the growing Christian Communities all over the world, especially to the one in the US. So, by buying these gifts like the handcrafted ornaments and other gifts, you are supporting the livelihood of Christians, the people who are striving to keep the Faith alive amidst desperate circumstances.

These gifts come straight from the birthplace of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

We offer wholesale olive wood products that include special Christmas Items, Statues/Figurines, Holy Rosary, Olive Wood Crucifixes & Crosses, Plaques, and more. We offer you lots of options to fill your houses and Churches with the love of Jesus.

We have a showroom in the US as well that showcases some of  our products. You can place an order online or pay us a visit if you can. Whether you want to place individual Holy Land olive wood gift orders for your home/Church or have wholesale olive wood products required for your Christian gifts store in the US – we can fulfill all your orders no matter how big or small they are.

All the olive wood products featured here are handcrafted by the artists of the Bethlehem Christian Community for the world wide Christian Community. May He strengthen the Faith of these communities and bring them happiness, prosperity and peace.

The Christians of the Holy Land are the descendants and inheritors of the early Christians. Their presence around the Holy Sites ensures these places remain living communities of faith rather than bare, stony ruins. They look in hope to the Christian Community in the United States to support them in their time of trial. Your purchase helps them not to flee the Holy Land and supports their continued presence in the place of birth of Christianity.

May God bless you all