What are Christmas villages

Every year, around October, the garden centers start the atmospheric Christmas shows that draw a lot of attention from whole families who videomake a day out of it. Most of them are already orienting themselves on the atmosphere that they will soon use in their living room to make a cozy Christmas again. Traditionally, the Christmas period is a time of warmth and cosiness.

Almost everyone has been amazed during these shows watching the illuminated porcelain houses of, among others, Lemax, Department56, Luville and Dickensville which many times form the center of such a Christmas show. Sometimes a small display, but also very extensive villages are set up to allow the visitors to dream away with these beautiful dioramas. Your imagination comes to life when you see such a scene, and it is not surprising that you decide to also want to show this atmosphere in your own home. The atmosphere of the illuminated houses in a beautiful spot in your interior will certainly lead to positive reactions from your housemates or guests. Christmas houses and villages have long been a tradition, which, like the Christmas tree or candles, evoke the atmosphere of Christmas. Previously the houses were often placed under or near a Christmas tree, often on a white blanket to simulate snow, and sometimes provided with a model train, nowadays setups can be quite detailed and expansive. In addition to trains, you are now seeing more and more cars. People pay more attention and money to this hobby! The smaller arrangements are often placed on a window sill, mantelpiece or on a sideboard. The larger displays are built where space and imagination allow it.

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Recognizable ..? “Whatever the reason for starting a collection, there is one thing that strikes almost everyone! People become addicted to the small houses and they have to buy them! more and more. While no explanation for this phenomenon has been proven, the most obvious reason is the paint of the Porcelain. There must be something in the paint that makes you want to buy more and more of these houses. Some people have tried it with gloves but the effect remained the same. Perhaps it is invisible fumes of the (oriental) paint? … Or maybe, just maybe, it is simply the pleasure that one lives on the beautiful miniature houses and the building of the villages! “