My Little Christmas Village

Who would have thought I’d have had so much fun making up little cardboard pop-ups?  I didn’t, and yet (as I’ve said earlier), doing so was wonderful therapy for my hand.

Santa with his sleigh being guided by Rudolf.

This is my last entry in my Christmas Time Square as part of Becky’s ‘Time’ Square in December photo challenge.

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I must admit, I declined the first offering of pop-ups.  “Why would I want them?”  I asked myself.  But then, the next time I was at the supermarket, I saw the $3, three-tiered, pop-up tree to put them on and thought “Why not?”

Why not indeed.  I’ve been like a six-year-old with a new toy, revelling in what I’d get to make next, and then to be told “Take as many as you like” by the checkout supervisor the day I asked if there were any left-overs, I was beside myself – literally!  Kate was like “OMG MUM!”, but I didn’t care and nor DID I take all of them 🙂

I bought my little treasures home and each night sat and constructed a few more until all but a few were erected and proudly displayed in my little Christmas Villiage.  I’ve added my colour changing LED Christmas Tree, and a string of LED lights, as well as a little cotton wool, to create an ‘authentic’ (northern hemisphere) Christmas scene.

This little village occupies a shelf of a display cabinet that measures a little over 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches), and just for those of you who may be wondering what I will do with them now, I have a couple of empty shoeboxes for packing them away for next Christmas.

I hope you can yours have had a lovely Christmas, my family and I certainly did.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

11 thoughts

    1. Thank you, Jo. The results are delightful considering they are just miniture cardboard ‘toys’. As for my hand, I broke my wrist 10 months ago and have to work at keeping the tendons in my hand supple – it’s a daily chore, but (fingers crossed) I’ll get there with it eventually.

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    1. For little cardboard (children’s) ‘toys’, I think they look terrific and I’m so glad I was able to collect some extras. Not sure how children went making them – I struggled enough 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Becky. I love them and will have to make up all the reindeer I have (next year) for a full compliment of reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh.


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