Ceramic villages are widely used to depict the old-fashioned, small town way of life at Christmas time. Buying ready made villages can be very expensive, but painting your own means saving a bundle of money, while making wonderful memories in the process.
Colorful and cute, mini-towns with houses, businesses, and a church with a steeple represent a more relaxed time. Carolers gathered in the town center and families skating on a nearby pond will add a quaintness to the scene. Put some children sledding on a big hill (created by putting crumple paper under the cotton batting), trees covered in snow, and then light it all up for a display the family will enjoy throughout the holiday season.
Adding accessories to the finished project can be just as much fun as your village grows and expands each year. On this page I share pictures from the village my family painted years ago.