Holiday decorations don't need to take up a lot of space. This beautiful layered-paper Christmas village folds perfectly flat so you can tuck it away in seconds, and your post-holiday cleanup is done. Perfect for gifting, too.
My luminaries are also available individually, here: https://belgianpaperworks.etsy.com?section_id=32259213
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If your style is about crisp, modern lines, the modern Christmas village is just the thing to make your holidays merry and bright.
Gather the six village houses into a cozy scene, or sprinkle them throughout your home to be discovered one by one. You can even add the Nordic church for a true village feel.
Your pieces will arrive fully assembled. Just 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. They don't take up any storage space, because no one needs more bulky stuff.
Matching ornaments may be added here, https://www.etsy.com/listing/1083857542/, if you wish.
Prefer a village with more intricate detail? It’s right here: https://etsy.me/3tnCbF6.
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 cello 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.
Got questions? Send them my way.
The six houses in this collection range from 3.75 to 5.75 inches high.
~Use flameless LED lights only.
© 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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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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I use creamy French watercolor paper, beautifully textured and very strong, as the foundation for each building.
I cut meticulous details with a blade, not a laser -- this means every cut is crisp and beautiful, never "toasted".
Everything is hand-assembled, with some luminaries having as many as nine layers, or close to 80 pieces.
Finally the most delicate bits are reinforced until every house is, literally, ready to shine.
The finished houses are folded flat for shipping and storage.
Your paper lanterns may differ slightly from the photos. As each one is made especially for you, every building is unique.
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.
Far thicker than traditional card stock, my 140 pound French watercolor paper is not only beautiful, it is strong.
With this mighty paper for a foundation, my buildings are designed to last for years. And unlike ceramic or wooden Christmas villages, these resilient paper lanterns are more likely to survive an accidental fall from a mantel, or from curious little hands.
Paper naturally absorbs humidity from the air over time, so it's important to stow your houses in a dry location with a constant temperature.
An interior space, such as a closet or a small box under the bed, would be ideal.
Then, when you pull your houses out next winter, they will be fresh and ready to go. Or, to glow!
Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life at home as well as in my business. I am proud to say that my studio is largely powered by geothermal energy.
I constantly search out papers from climate-mindful mills sharing my concern for our planet, including papers that are FSC-certified, CO2-neutral, or Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Silver. And because my papers are acid-free and archival, they'll last for decades.
My ornaments are created from the paper offcuts left after cutting larger pieces, allowing me to substantially minimize waste in the studio. And because my luminaries fold flat and ship in a small box, they require significantly less shipping materials (and less transport fuel) as they make their way to you.
Mar 2, 2023
I am a return customer and could not be more happy with my purchases. These paper houses are stunning and very pretty. I especially appreciate the immense care that went into their construction and packaging. The quality is very high and the paper itself is quite strong. I was touched that the owner of this wonderful shop even sent a handwritten note and remembered that I had previously bought several items. These truly are one-of-a-kind object d'arts and make not only fantastic gifts but great decorations around the house. I look forward to purchasing more in the near future. Thank you Anne!
Jan 18, 2023
Beautiful! I can't wait to use them. Thank you
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 6, 2022
These are adorable. Even better than we expected--they arrived quickly and are just as described. A perfect addition to the holiday atmosphere!
Dec 6, 2022
The houses are delightful and suit our minimalist, Nordic Christmas decor very well. The houses are made of quality materials and having the tea lights included makes everything so much easier. We're looking forward to purchasing 2 more sets!