Juana Beatríz Gutiérrez, one of the founding members of the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) and her husband Ricardo Gutiérrez stand in front of their home on Mott Street in East Los Angeles, California. Ricardo and Juana proudly display their version of a nativity scene (nacimiento) during the Christmas holiday season. The nacimientos are often displayed during the same time that the Christmas season is observed in Mexico, which traditionally begins on December 12 with the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe and continues through January 6 when the Day of the Kings is observed. This photograph illustrates the elaborate scenes that are found to decorate many homes in the Latino neighborhoods of East Los Angeles. Every Christmas scene that is constructed is a personal reflection of the family who created it. The setting that adorns Juana and Ricardo's front yard includes a nacimiento, a statue of the Virgin Mary enclosed within a stone shelter, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, traditional Christmas lights, ornaments and Poinsettia plants, and other religious and symbolic items. 10.5 in. x 7 in.