Christmas comes but once a year – and a good job to, if you ask me.
I remember watching a television programme about a prestigious shop in the West End of London, where planning for the coming Christmas started on the 2nd of January.
So, although this may look like a very early start, in reality, I have really left things very late indeed…
This miniature Nativity Scene is based on a vintage one, and is constructed a full size one would be – with slots and tabs
I have, however changed the original design slightly (and it is lightly glued together) for extra stability.
It is made from acid free paper and card – laminated together – and measures 1 and 1/4 inches (3.2cm wide), by just over 1 inch (2.5cm) tall, by just over 1/4 of an inch (7.5cm ) deep.
I do not know who made the original as it has no printed name, or logo, to identify it.
If anyone recognises it, I would be very glad to know more about its history.
I will be selling these from my Etsy shop, but if you would like to try making a nativity scene for yourself, the following image should print at approximately the right size – but please bear in mind that I cannot guarantee the results as these depend on the computer / printer / paper used.