Christmas village?

Speaking of little houses, but of a much more prosaic variety, we took a family trip to Michaels recently and my husband and daughter bonded over their love of the Christmas village. I agree they are fun. But, in my opinion, only in the bank window and not on seasonal display in my house. Wouldn’t it be more fun if we made a village? I asked. No! Apparently, painting the wooden birdhouse cabin and making peg people just didn’t appeal. Sometimes I wish my family shared my conviction that something made is usually better than something bought, but can I force them to make peg people? Probably not. In case the peg people don’t win the day, I need to know: is the Christmas village awfully tacky? I am pretty sure, yes, but sometimes I just can’t tell. If I had to choose, I do like the Dickens collection (right and left).

Meanwhile, I plan to satisfy my holiday crafting needs by making a felt tree skirt.  I am very excited!

3 thoughts on “Christmas village?

  1. The Christmas village is kitsch, but irresistable! Although, I’m with you. I’d want to make my own, of course. Last year, I did buy a miniature Christmas tree & tiny Xmas shiny ornaments at Michael’s for (my) dollhouse. My kids were more enthusiastic about decorating the dollhouse than the big house.

    • I’ve been scouring the internet for wooden blocks to paint. I think I will persist in making something. (I had a wreath and a Christmas tree for my doll’s house–of course!)

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