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Christmas memories last a lifetime. Lemax Christmas village collectibles have a fresh look that will inspire Lemax collectors to create new traditions their families will cherish for years to come. Create your own village scene at home and add new items each year.

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How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Village for Your Home

Putting up a Christmas village is one of the most memorable ways to bring holiday cheer into your home. A festive village can be a magical touch, something that you look forward to seeing in your house every year. You can have a small or large setup, depending on how much space you have and how elaborate you want it to be. Whether you’re new to putting together this kind of display or are looking for some fresh ideas, several features stand out and make these setups special. However, with so many options available at different price points, it can be tricky to find the best one for your home. With several considerations in mind, here are some tips on how to pick the perfect Christmas village for your home:

Plan Your Display

Before you start shopping, decide how much space you want your village to take up, as well as how high you want it to go. That way, you can narrow down your choices right off the bat and can better navigate the store. Also, think about the flow and movement in your space. For example, if you have a fireplace that you want your village to go above, you’ll want to make sure you choose pieces that work with that. It’s common to have your village start around the hearth and progress out from there. If you have an open-concept home, you might want to keep your setup centralized, especially if you have young kids. A large and elaborate village spread out all over a room can be dangerous and lead to breakage and injuries.

Consider Size and Proportions

The size and proportion of your village play a big role in how it looks and performs. Think about the size of your room and how big a village you want to go with. Some people opt for something larger and more in-your-face, while others keep their village more scaled down. The size of your decorations matters in relation to the size of your room. A smaller room calls for smaller pieces, and larger rooms allow for larger displays. Keep in mind, however, that too large of a village can seem overwhelming and take away from the overall look of your room. You’ll also want to think about the proportions of your setup. You can use a ratio (such as 1:3 or 2:3) to determine the size of your larger pieces compared to the smaller ones. Alternatively, you can pay attention to the scale of the miniaturized village items in relation to real-world objects. A good way to test your setup is to put a person at the center and see if they blend in with the rest of the village.

Think About Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of putting together a great village. It adds depth and warmth to a setup and can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of it. There are many kinds of lights to choose from, such as candles, incandescent bulbs, LED lights, and festive light strings. When it comes to the type of lights you use, think about the look of your village and the mood you want it to have. Some lights have a more modern feel and can help bring out certain aspects of your setup, as well as make it easier for you to move pieces around. Other lights can give your village a more traditional and classic look. Also, keep in mind that something like candles can be a little more difficult to keep consistent throughout the holiday season.

Decide on a Theme

Before you start shopping, think about the kind of theme you want your village to have. Whether it’s traditional, modern, or something else, the theme can help you steer your decorations in the right direction. The theme can be general or specific, like a Christmas village in a New England town or one based on a famous holiday film or story. Once you have an idea in mind, you can start to filter through decorations and find pieces that fit the bill. It can also be helpful to shop with friends or family members so that you can bounce ideas off of each other. The theme you choose can also help narrow down your shopping options if you’re shopping online. For example, if you’re looking for a Christmas village and the first search result you go to has several options, filtering by theme can help you narrow it down to one specific item.