The history of Christmas villages
Miniature villages are a hallmark of holiday décor. In fact, these dioramas were traditionally called Christmas putz, from the German word “putzen” meaning “to decorate.” These displays began cropping up in North America at the end of the 18th century, and mostly depicted pastoral settings. During the economic boom of the late 1940s, the tradition really took off, incorporating lights, toy trains and more! Today, the Christmas village hobby is alive and well, with countless ways to create truly unique holiday scenes!
Why create a Christmas village?
If you’ve never tried your hand at putting together your own Christmas village, it’s well worth a shot! Whether you’re into arts and crafts, building models or just decking out your home for the holidays, this tradition is likely right up your ally. You can find full sets of ready-made villages, or cobble together your own! This is an especially great activity to do with kids, allowing them to use their creativity and imagination to bring holiday magic to life.
Make it your own
The best part about the Christmas village hobby is how much creative freedom it gives you. Maybe you incorporate beloved childhood dolls or action figures — or style the entire village after your hometown. No matter what spin you put on your holiday display, it’s guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
Add a one-of-a-kind warmer
Speaking of creativity, you can add a whole new dimension to your Christmas Village with Scentsy’s Skate the Day Away Warmer! Inspired by idyllic winter towns, this limited-edition warmer makes the perfect centerpiece for any Christmas village. The four rearrangeable magnetic skaters bring the scene to life as they glide across the ice in figure eights. And of course, you can add your favorite holiday-themed Scentsy Bars to the wax dish to immerse your village in festive fragrance!
What’s your favorite part about decorating for the holidays? Let us know in the comments!