11/29/2012 01:33 pm ET Updated Nov 29, 2012

Weird Nativity Scene Collection Include Tampon Baby Jesus

The story of how Jesus was born in a manger has been depicted in thousands of ways over the last 2000-or-so years, but not with tampons.

At least until now.

A tampon version of the nativity is one of the newest additions to a collection of bizarre nativity scenes that Christian author Mark Oestreicher has been collecting for the past six years.

The collection, which is now up to 42 nativities, shows the birth of Jesus using bacon, spam, rubber ducks, mermaids and, yes, feminine hygiene products.

Although Oestreicher said the collection is meant to be whimsical and fun, he admits that he thought long and hard about including Baby Jesus as a tampon.

"However, the website where it came from -- -- is a legitmate craft website," he told The Huffington Post.

When Oestreicher first started the collection, he titled it "the worst nativity scenes ever." However, in recent years, he's becoming more forgiving and more accepting.

"After posting these for years, most of them have moved — in my thinking — from worst to awesome," he wrote on his blog. "There are still a few i think hideous, due to my own subjective criteria, but calling it the '42 worst nativity sets' is probably no longer accurate, particularly as I own a few of ‘em."

Weird Nativity Scenes