Generally, in the Orthodox Christian tradition, icons of the Theotokos show her holding her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. She is the Mother of God, and so it is right to represent her as a Mother holding the infant Jesus Who is God.
Replica of the "Virgin of Tenderness" icon of the Most Holy Mother of God depicting her humble and chaste reaction to the Annunciation. The original icon belonged to Saint Seraphim of Sarov, who always held a lit candle before it.
"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:" Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche or in Italian presepio or presepe) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. This nativity scene was set up at the St. Mary’s Church in Detroit, MI.