At Christmas Elves we’ve created a tiered Christmas tree to display our Christmas village collections. The finished tree functions really well keeping small hands at bay and allowing customers to view and compare products.
Miniature Christmas houses first became popular in the USA during the 1950s. These charming vintage ornaments were originally manufactured in Japan after WW2 and made from cardboard and decorated with paint and glitter.
Going back even further the tradition of Christmas villages was thought to have been brought to the USA by European immigrants and followers of the Moravian Protestant Church.
Today the Christmas village is incredibly popular and it’s possible to create a whole town from bakery to bierkeller from the pieces available. These character pieces made by brands like Lemax, Department 56, and Luville are usually made from resin and manufactured in China.
The Christmas Village is certainly a passion for many and hours of work go into creating a miniature wonderland. The scene below recreates the housing commission flats in Richmond, Melbourne and until last year was on display every Christmas for the whole community to appreciate. A wonderful display put together by Peter Nisbet, a local community volunteer.