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Christmas village: holiday home decor handmade of beautifully textured heavyweight watercolor paper, folds to store

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Arrives by Dec 5-14 if you order today.
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  • Handmade
  • Materials: strong French watercolor paper, vellum, bookbinding glue, LED tea light

Is it even Christmas without a merry village brightening the mantle? If you’ve been wondering the same thing, this illuminated paper village is just the thing to bring magic to your home.

Gather the houses into an instant village scene, or sprinkle them throughout your home to be discovered one by one. A perfect gift idea, too.

DESIGN

I use creamy, heavyweight watercolor paper, acid-free and very strong, as the foundation layer for each piece.

Then I assemble every piece by hand, adding layers of meticulously cut paper until every piece is literally ready to shine. These layers also enhance the strength and durability of each piece.

And I always cut with a blade, never a laser, so you will never see a “toasted” edge in my work.

Zoom right in to see every crisp, clean detail.

The houses in this collection range from 3.75 to 5.75 inches high, and both churches are 7.5 inches in height.

FINISHING TOUCHES

More photos of the Nordic church can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/912089571.

Prefer a grander church? The timber cathedral is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1073089086/.

Matching ornaments may be added here, https://www.etsy.com/listing/1299228336/, if you wish.

SET UP & STORAGE

Your pieces will arrive fully assembled. All you need to do is pop them up and put the tabs through the slots - no glue or tape is required. Tuck in the LED tea lights included with US shipments, and sit back to enjoy the glow.

At the end of the season, simply fold your luminaries back into their small shipping box and slip them into a drawer until next time. They take up almost no space, because no one needs more bulky stuff to store.

SUSTAINABILITY

Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life. Please see my FAQs or About section for information on my sustainability practices. Thank you.

I ship my luminaries in a thin plastic sleeve to protect from winter moisture. If you prefer a paper sleeve, just mention it during check out, and I will happily make that switch.

GIFTING

These handmade luminaries make a perfect gift for anyone with one-of-a-kind taste. I'll take care of everything, from gift wrap to direct shipping, even including a handwritten note if you wish.

~Use flameless LED lights only. Not for use with traditional candle.

© 2020 Anne Louvau, all rights reserved. Usage, reproduction, or altering of artwork is not permitted without permission. Each piece of artwork is an intellectual property and is protected by copyright law.

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Dec 5-14

Dec 1

After you place your order, BelgianPaperworks will take 1-3 business days to prepare it for shipment.

Dec 2-6

BelgianPaperworks puts your order in the mail.

Dec 5-14

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Dec 5-14!

Cost to ship

Free

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5 out of 5 stars

I just received my village and I’m in love. The houses are so beautiful and the detail is amazing. I will treasure these for years.

Shirley Nov 26, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

The lights shining through the little windows made my house feel so cozy around the holidays. Everyone loved them. And, my nephew (4) was excited to help put them together. Fantastic work!

Jessica Kenyon Mar 2, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I'm in love with these magical little European houses! I ordered the village, and the package arrived within a matter of days. Immediately after I opened the box and set them up, I ordered a second set for a friend as a birthday gift because they're so beautiful (and the seller even sent a very personalized note to my friend, which was a nice touch). The houses are beautifully crafted, with really fine attention to detail. When lit up with the electric tea lights that are included, they're absolutely enchanting in the evening. Such a beautiful addition to my holiday decor. But really, they're little works of art that I'll probably display all the time.

gdiprima Dec 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing quality and look so nice on my mantle! Exactly what I was looking for to start building my Christmas village in my new home. Thank you so much!!!!

megekummer Nov 3, 2022

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