It's that time of year again - the 2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest. Congratulations to everyone who entered the contest and for sharing your incredible creations with us.
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The results are in for the 2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest
The People's Choice Grand Prize Award - No. 22 Joan's Winter Wonderland
First Place - No. 55 Jackie's Ye Old Toy Shoppe
Second Place - 42. Iris' The Tipsy Elf Tavern and Lodge
Third Place - No. 7 Manfred's Pear St. No. 10 Getting Ready for the Holiday
Whimsical Award - No. 18 Elizabeth's The 26th House
Innovative Award - No. 4 Lu's "RV There Yet"
Kids Awards - No. 35 Lex's Christmas Wonderland Surprise and No. 50 Annalise's Elves Winter Cottage
Since we only had 2 entries from kids, I am sending both of them a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
Please contact me at [email protected] so I can order your Amazon gift card.
2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest Submissions
1. Elizabeth's 1962 Florida Christmas
Christmas Trees, Reindeer rides, hot chocolate and sweets! What more could one want?
2. Melanie's Cottage Love Christmas
So much to love! A present, beautiful walkway stones, holly border, Frosty and snowballs, just a delightful Christmas scene!
3. Maggie's Christmas Mansion
What a fine stone mansion to welcome in the holiday season! The trees, the snowman with the scarf, the lovely bow, who could want for more?
4. Lu's "RV There Yet?"
Just because a house is ornament-sized doesn't mean it can't capture the full spirit of Christmas! The snow is beautiful, the RV inspired and the little Santa welcomes to all!
5. Susan's Paper House Wreath
This submission features an entire village worth of houses magically perched on a Christmas wreath! What a wealth of colors and inspiration!
6. Gary's Diner by Becky
If you are away from home during the holiday, and you need a meal, wouldn't Gary's Diner and some warm food be a welcoming refuge!
7. Manfred's Pear St. No. 10 Getting Ready for the Holiday
Ready for the holiday, indeed! What a festive Christmas scene, with magical detail and even a trolley!
8. Paulette's Christmas House
Here is a Christmas scene of holiday delight! The fence surrounds snowmen, Christmas greetings and such a lovely house with the beautiful colors!
9. Miriam's Mid-Century Winter Wonderland
Wreaths, snow, a fawn and colorful Christmas trees! Such a lovely scene!
10. Judy's Tinsel Town Shopping
This scene is like the town square in a Dicken's Christmas novel! So pretty! And look at the tree in the center! How is that for a spectrum of magical holiday color!
11. Bev's Lilliputian Books
Speaking for myself, my first stop for Christmas shopping is always a bookstore, and this one is the most inviting I can imagine! The glitter, the trees, the lamp, the snowman, it all draws me in. Best hide my wallet!
12. Amy's Days Gone By
This Christmas vision has it all, trees, reindeer, skaters ... it is a Wonderland, indeed! Season's Greetings!
13. Maggie's Little Church in the Pines
This is a seriously beautiful Christmas Church. The snow, the trees, the tower, the bell, the bow, the Snow! Who wouldn't want to celebrate the season in such a place!
14. Pam’s Country Church
Pam’s Country Church has such beautiful woodwork! It looks distressed, but it makes a wonderful centerpiece to a snowy scene with its wreath bow above the door and the attached tower.
15. Santa’s-Special-Cup from Melanie
he little houses in this little cup village from Melanie are special, indeed! The colors are vibrant, the trees and snow beautiful, and the holly and poinsettia decoration, below, are magical!
16. Joan’s Candy Cottage
Joan’s Candy Cottage highlights candy canes as handrails to the entrance and two more in the beautiful decoration above the door! The scene has a lovely Christmas tree and Santa to complete the submission!
17. Lu’s North Pole Hot Cocoa Shoppe
Lu’s North Pole Hot Cocoa Shoppe has the most delicious-looking roof I have ever seen! And does the bread-carrying chef, outside, look like he came directly from a Muppets broadcast?!
18. Elizabeth’s The 26th House
Don’t tell ME that a surfin’ Santa can’t be great! Look at those swim trunks! Merry Christmas, Flip Flop Zone Santa! We're glad you are taking it easier on the 26th.
19. Debi’s The Christmas Story
I think the idea of placing a Christmas house in a Christmas music book is an inspired idea! And what a lovely little house, with a beautiful bow and wreath to go with the snow and tower.
20. Nancy Ann’s Evergreen Church
Before these contests, I had no idea how well the color blue could go with Christmas-themed creations. But it sets off Nancy Ann’s Evergreen Church quite perfectly, with its delightful trees and manger scene.
21. Mary’s Gingerbread House
I don’t know which I like best about Mary’s Gingerbread House, the delightful garland on the handrail or the bows! The windows look just great, and I would have to taste this one to see if it was chocolate or gingerbread! (I take Mary’s word.)
22. Joan’s A Winter Wonderland at Christmas
There are so many things to love about Joan’s Wonderland, but what draws me in most powerfully is the simple sense of community this landscape provides. Homes house us, but the spirit comes from the people, and the people here are fantastic, particularly with the great colors and the horse-drawn sleigh.
23. Mary’s Kindergarten Schoolhouse
Just because kids get a vacation at Christmas doesn’t mean that knowledge isn’t waiting in our learning establishments. I can hear the bell ringing now, to resume! Past the tree and through the snow! Merry Christmas!
24. Judy’s Snowy Village
More than any other year, this year’s submissions have shown some really beautiful village submissions. All of the structures in this village are beautiful, the trees are exquisite, and the snow magnificent! What a wonderful scene!
25. Pam's Gingerbread Lane Cottage
Also this year we have seen more micro-scenes. Pam’s Gingerbread Lane Cottage is a magical submission, with the candy roof, the candy canes in front of the door, the glorious trees and the gingerbread man, himself to the right. Wow.
26. Mary’s Chocolate Christmas Mansion
Snow and lovely, decorative designs for Christmas! Mary’s Chocolate Christmas Mansion is so stylish! Plus, chocolate! Can’t miss!
27. Nancy Ann’s Town Hall
There is so much to like about Nancy Ann’s Town Hall! The bows and wreaths fit so well with the remarkable abode! The snow and gold ornamentation complement each other so well, and I really love the clock! Time for Christmas, indeed!
28. Margaret’s Golden Christmas
How wonderful is it when deer come to celebrate the holiday with you in a snowy, golden scene! The trees set off the chapel, with Frosty providing the fun!
29. Shannon’s Peppamint Frost Candle Shoppe
Shannon’s Candle Shoppe has a convincing peppamint theme, indeed! What a festive picture! One of the coolest things is the white Christmas tree on the left! Just beautiful!
30. Cheryl’s Ghosts of Christmas Past
Cheryl’s Ghosts of Christmas Past has just a spectacular ice rink surrounding the lovely red, brightly lit cottage. The green skates above the entrance are a nice touch! I worry for the skater holding up his partner, however! We’ll hope she didn’t overindulge on the turkey!
31. Joe’s Home for the Holidays
Joe's cute stone cabin fits so well in this Christmas offering, with happy Christmas trees all around, young carolers regaling us in front, a happy snowman crew back on the left, and skaters enjoying a small rink on the right. It's all about the people and the seasonal joy.
And did I mention the great stonework?
32. Michael’s A Snow Opening at the Mug Coffee Shop
In a land of chain coffee establishments, The Mug Coffee Shop stands apart, oozing character and tradition, human warmth and welcome. What I wouldn’t give for a ginger latte at this cozy little place!
33. Mariella’s Christmas in a Book
All my life I have looked to books for surprise and wonder. But what about when the surprise in the book is artistic and creative, and not from the original offering, as in this beautiful Christmas in a book from Mariella? Mounted on Italian classics to boot!
34. Joyce’s Christmas Globe with Putz-House-&-Snowman-Hat
In the three years of these Christmas contests, I have never seen more imaginative settings. Look at the magical glitter on the house, the pickup and the poinsettia-mount top hat in Joyce’s creation!
35. Lex’s Christmas Wonderland Surprise (age 13)
If this beautiful scene is what we have to look forward to from younger creators, I say bring it! What a beautiful submission, Lex! Well done! You have a talent for this! Don't stop! You must be proud, Sonja!
36. Mariella’s Christmas Church in-a-book
Once again Mariella created magic with this awesome chapel in a book, this time atop craft books that Mariella clearly mastered! From our hearts to yours.
37. Ann’s Christmas Eve in the Conservatory
I have seen beautiful conservatories, but never one decorated so finely for Christmas! The trees, the mangers, the Santa sleigh, the details, and a snowman and a snowdog?! Wow.
38. Joyce’s Christmas Village in the Valley
Joyce’s village scene is a beautiful one, with gorgeous houses above the stone wall and the church and skating rink below … I particularly love the stylized Christmas tree and the snowman with the warm scarf!
39. Terry’s Gingerbread House on Candy-Cane Lane
If anyone wonders how much candy cane goodness one can put into a Christmas house submission, wonder no more! Just cast your eyes on Terry’s colorful creation!
40. Nora’s Blue Gingerbread House
I don’t think anyone has mixed incredible color and glitter any better than Nora has, with this blue gingerbread house! The detail and effects are terrific.
41. Mikki’s How Sweet it is House
It is easy to mission wonderful the snow is in Nikki’s tasty submission. Rudolph is beautiful, standing in front of Santa, the sleigh is lovely and I think I spy a nutcracker by the curlicued tree in back!
42. Iris’s The Tipsy Elf Tavern and Lodge
I have said before how well I think blue fits in the Christmas landscapes, here, Iris’s green colors work equally well! A tavern, a lodge, and signs to Santa’s workshop and the Elf Village off-site! I want some cocoa!
43. Mariella’s Christmas Village
Mariella’s Christmas Village features some of the most beautiful village houses I have ever seen, with a gazebo and trees. The lighting works perfectly! What a warm place!
44. Susan’s God Bless America
Patriotism and Christmas! What lovely little chapel!
45. Michael’s Mobile Auto Repair by Melody
Turtles carry their residences, people do the same! Merry Mobile Christmas!
46. Charlie Brown’s Tree Lot by Lisa
It's a picnic basket Christmas wonderland! Probably the friendliest snowman this season! Just a lovely 25th!
47. Susan’s Ready for Christmas
The family that celebrates Christmas together stays together! Outdoorsy joy in this family, for sure, with exceptional Christmas accents!
48. Terry’s Christmas with the Jeffersons at Monticello
A Jeffersonian Christmas! How delightful! Lovely Christmas plantation. Monticelebration!
49. Melanie’s Home 4 the Holidays
Such a wonderful gravity effect with the Christmas tree atop the residentiall trailer! These colors are just great in this festive scene.
50. Annalise’s Elves Winter Cottage- age 11
Children have such talent! Annalise's Elves Cottage is so beautiful, with such a cool snowman! The elves and the tree are darling!
51. Nancy’s A Colonial Christmas
Nancy shows how magnificent a well-decorated colonial mansion can show off Christmas! Look at the brilliant red bows! The garland and snow effects are terrific, and howdy, dear Santa!
52. Jennifer’s Snow Angel House
Jennifer has given us one of the brightest, shiniest snow angels of the year! The sparkles in the house walls go perfectly with the white Christmas trees!
53. Jack Frost friend's Snips House (by Krickett)
Jack Frost's house is just beautiful, with the snowflake sculptures out front and the see-through tower on the side. It's just full of snow decorations. The colors are really nice for this combination.
54. Winter’s Dream by Nancy
My favorite things on this Winter's Dream cottage are the beautiful snowman, the trees and the exquisite winter pattern effects on the face of the house. Nicely done!
55. Jackie’s Ye Old Toy Shoppe
Lovely Old World house with Nutcracker guards and a little gingerbread man on the lamppost! The brick is extraordinary, and the colors just work so well! Excellent submission!
56. Carol’s Twas the Night Before Christmas
Carol's Night Before Christmas House shows Santa already on site with his lovely sleigh parked on the roof! The trees and poinsettias and garland and fence make this a complete and beautiful Christmas scene, indeed!
57. Margaret’s Gingerbread Time
Margaret's Gingerbread Time is s lovely house on a box, with a gingerbread man Christmas tree and gum drops lining what appear to be chocolate steps! Merry Christmas!
58. Margaret’s Christmas Town
Margaret's Christmas Town features three lovely and very different houses decorated for the season. Wonderful trees, happy Frosty and just general wintry goodness!
The rules are listed below.
All the entries are in now.
And thank you for entering. Fun is the purpose of the contest, and I sincerely hope that is your experience!
For inspiration, check out the 2021 Christmas house entries.
And if you are new to making little houses (also known as Putz houses) here is a good article to start with.
Prize List for the 2022 Christmas House Contest
- People's Choice Grand Prize award - $125 Amazon gift card
- First Place - $100 Amazon gift card
- Second Place - $75 Amazon gift card
- Third Place - $50 Amazon gift card
- Whimsical* - $50 Amazon gift card (to a submission that characterizes the whimsical side of the holiday)
- Innovative* - $50 Amazon gift card (for the submission with the most novel innovation. That can be part of a house or structure, or it can be an embellishment, or anything else super creative you can think of)
- Kid's awards - $25 Amazon gift card
*The Whimsical and Innovation awards go to submissions that did not win in the top placings category, to expand the winning possibilities.
I reserve the right to expand prize categories and awards.
Rules for the 2022 Christmas House Contest
1. Have Fun
Have fun, really. The entire purpose of this is to have create and enjoy the process.
2. Name Your Design!
It's much better for those viewing your creation if it has a name. Some of the names of the Halloween submissions in October were actually very creative, which can enhance your submission.
Please also write a sentence or two about your creative process, your inspiration and the like. Many people requested this change because they want to learn from you.
3. Three Ways to Enter the 2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest Starting November 27.
There are three ways to submit your entry to this contest:
1) Post your house in the Paper Glitter Glue Facebook Group with the tag #2022MiniChristmasHouse. Please join this group so you can post your entry here. It's the best way to enter.
2) Follow me on Instagram and post your 2022 Christmas house with the tag @LucyF7b. Be sure to give the name of your creation.
3). Email me a photo. The address is [email protected]. Please include the title 2022 Mini Christmas House in your email title so I can find the photo easily and include it in the contest. Remember to name your entry and tell us a little bit about it.
4. Permission to Post Your Photo on My Blog and Social Media
In submitting your creations, you give me permission to post a picture or pictures of your project on my blog and social media just like I did for the Halloween house contest this year.
I love to share your projects because they are all so incredible. As we post the submissions for folks to see, our usual practice is to use only first names, unless your surname is included in the house name.
5. Size Requirements for the 2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest
Size requirements - I made the size requirements slightly bigger than I did at first to allow for steeples and taller houses and more landscaping.
The base can be 8 inches deep x 12 inches wide. House height - 10 inches tall, house width - 10 inches, house depth 7 inches.
That's really a large miniature house. However, I like to make mine smaller - easier to store and display.
6. Use any pattern you like
For your entries, you can use your own pattern, my patterns, Tim Holtz houses, or even purchased patterns.
7. The house must be made of cardboard or card stock
Your house must be paper-based - made out of cardboard or card stock. No wooden houses. But you can use other materials for the base and embellishments.
8. Creativity and Originality are Emphasized
Creativity and originality are important and will be emphasized in judging. Hint: Let the fun shine through!
Also creativity in naming your house helps to make it more special.
9. You may enter up to 3 houses, but they all must be constructed in 2022
Up to three submissions, all of houses created in this calendar year.
10. Deadline for the 2022 Miniature Christmas House Contest - December 17th
We start accepting entries on November 27th.
Deadline for photo entries is December 17th and the winners will be announced on December 23rd. Generally we expect the entries by midnight on the 17th, but it can be midnight Pacific standard time.
11. How to Vote for the People's Choice Award for this year's contest
This year you are going to choose the overall winner by voting for your favorite house. You have one vote when you post a comment at the end of this post. And you have another vote on my YouTube channel where we will post a video of all the entries on December 19th.
GET THE KIDS INVOLVED MAKING A MINIATURE CHRISTMAS HOUSE!
We care a great deal that the Christmas season is a family season. We would love to see house submissions from your children. Please allow their creativity to flow. The names of the children's submissions will be placed in a hat and drawn randomly. Those submissions aren't - and should not be - competitive. They should have fun with no other concerns!
So that is the Mini Christmas House Contest for this year. Whatever you so, enjoy it! Enjoy the process of making your house or houses. That's what it is all about.
If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].
Me favoriet is nr. 22. JOAN’S A WINTER WONDERLAND AT CHRISTMAS. It stands out and comes to life. It’s beautiful!
My Son Lex agressie with me also.
They are all beautifully made, well done to all❤️
Sonja. thank you. The voting starts on the 19th when we have all the entries in. You may vote until the 22nd. I will add up all the votes on December 23rd and announce the winners on the 23rd.
melanies samtas cup.
I like number 55 the best
It has a balance of colors, joy and just plain fun
Sonja, you have to wait until the 19th to vote. So I'll leave your initial vote up here until then, but then you will have to re-submit your vote.
I love Lex's Surprise house as well. It's a great concept that is so well done.
WOW, WOW, WOW. This makes me want to try, I look at all this beautiful work and I am in awe. Do you have you tube video on how to make these designs? 2023 would be a great time to start to learn.
I have a number of YouTube videos, but not all of these designs are mine. But I can help you learn to make them. Here's a video for making the Little Red Schoolhouse which is structurally similar to a church.
My fav is #10 the shopping building are amazing.
I like that one as well. The structure is very appealing to me.
I vote for #37 and #43
My vote is for # 15, creative, bright and beautiful Santa’s special cup. Now that’s mini houses.
Joan Marie Hilinski
All the entries were wonderful. I had alot of fun making this years Christmas house display. Looking forward to others. Thank you Lucy.
Thank you, Joan. I always love to see your entries come in each year.
They are all so fabulous! My vote is for #19
That is such a lovely project. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us.
Manfred’s #7 is just gorgeous! That’s my vote!
I love 55.Jackie's toy shop. They all are wonderful creations.
Jackie's Toy Shoppe is very impressive. I love that design, too.
So many great entries! Great job everyone. It was hard to choose. JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE has perfect accents that stood out to me. After making my choice, I saw that she also used my son's favorite wooded background that he uses for his history portfolio! Love the whole scene. Beautiful work!
I enjoyed all of the entries, but my favorite was Krickett's Jack frost.
My favorite is #37 the cutwork and details are incredible. Thank you for posting this contest. It is fun and inspiring.
The conservatory. Oh my. I was amazed when I saw that one come in. Ann did an incredible job.
Thank you for voting.
I love #53 Jack Frost friend’s Snips house. The ombré colors are gorgeous and the silo snowflake catcher is unique!
Krickett is always incredibly imaginative in the houses she makes. Her colors are amazing. I am impressed every time I see her work.
Hi Lucy! Great entries this year!!! I’m torn between 15 and 37; the Christmas village in a mug is super clever, but the conservancy is sooo intricate! But since I can only vote for one and it can’t be a tie I’m going to go with 15, Santa’s Special Cup from Melanie. I just love that tiny village in a mug. But it really is a hard choice, they’re all very special.
Melanie's imagination is very impressive. I love her work.
#3 Maggie’s Christmas Mansion
Very nice articulate detailed work on the siding and roof. Well balanced design.
Thank you for letting me know your vote. I love that one too.
Maggie's house does have incredible detail. It makes me happy to see it.
33. MARIELLA’S CHRISTMAS IN A BOOK
Love this entry (and ALL the entries!!) for the marvelous and imaginative detail.
Mariella's Christmas in a book is a wonderful idea, isn't it? Another incredible creation.
All so lovely! Great job everyone. My favorite is 15
My vote goes to #55!
22. JOAN’S A WINTER WONDERLAND AT CHRISTMAS
All are gorgeous but #22 really spoke to me!
I love the Silent Night feeling I get from # 43.
I love #56 Carol's Night before Christmas and next or should I say second is #40 Nora's Blue Gingerbread House
I love all of them, but I am voting for #55 - the Toy Shoppe.
My most favorite one is #29, Shannon's Peppamint Frost Candle Shop. I especially love it for the creative use of a different 'container' for the structure.
I totally agree. It's a very unique delightful and original design.
#7 MANFRED'S PEAR ST. NO. 10
The details are wonderful. It's like a scene from a movie. I can almost hear the trolley, what a great touch.
I love the Christmas With The Jefferson's at Monticello! The house design was spot on!!!!!!!!!
I think this one is wonderful as well. Terry makes these houses by hand and often does a historical them. Thank you for choosing it as your favorite.
They are all wonderful, so many hours of work put into them.
my favorite: #5 SUSAN'S PAPER HOUSE WREATH, a unique idea.
There are so many good ones, but I like # 10, the village made by Judy.
42. Iris’s The Tipsy Elf Tavern and Lodge I love this one, but they are all just wonderful. It was so hard to decide.
All beautiful but my vote is #7
All the houses are pretty fantastic! The variations on miniatures is amazing! I looked through 3 times to narrow it down my final favorite is #51.
It's a very cool house. I love the design, too.
Iris' Tipsy Elf Tavern is stunning! that tinted window and the warm glow from the tree...heavenly!
#1 got my eye. All of the entries are amazing. Nicely done contestants. Merry Christmas everyone.
#1…I love it! Nostalgic and FL. Christmas certainly is a little different in Florida lol!
I like #42. Cute tipsy Santa and elves
My favorite was #42 - IRIS’S THE TIPSY ELF TAVERN AND LODGE
That's my style and I loved the whimsy!
I think that one is genius. It's so creative and funny, too.
22 - Joan's A Winter Wonderland at Christmas is my favorite. I love the atmosphere created and the details with the porch and candy canes. Very festive and lots of detail! Well done.
My score list: *Original *Color *Complexity *Scale *Spirit.
My vote goes to: #32- “MICHAELS MUG SHOPPE”
Great work Michael! Good Luck & Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much Debra your kind words are much appreciated I hope you have a very nice Christmas.
Wow! So many talented people! They are all so unique, it was hard to choose, I finally settled on #55.
I too loved #33 Mariella's Christmas in a Book. Firstly, because I LOVE books, but also the vintage look and simple cozy house. Thank you for opening up this contest for us all to enjoy.
I love them all but Joan’s winter wonderland is a winner!
How can you pick just one?
I chose #41 MIKKI’S How Sweet It Is!
It is delightful, isn't it?
22 Joan’s A Winter Wonderland at Christmas is hands down the best. It’s so beautiful to look at and suggests so many stories being played out. The size ratio’s of the bldg, people and accessories are perfect. Kudos Joan!
Joan's work always makes you feel that something special is going on. Thank you for sharing your thoughts of her work.
Love these beautiful homes made with such great love! I am very impressed by #53 very original and creative!
Every time she enters the contest with something that is amazingly creative. This house is no different. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on her entry.
#1 - xmas, not just for northerners.
It's an incredible vintage piece. I love it, too. The little pink deer is just the perfect touch.
I'm absolutely blown away by the imagination & creativity of the entrants. My favorite is no.55 Jackie's Ye Old Toy Shoppe. I could almost imagine myself shopping inside!
Thank you for voting for Jackie's Toy Shoppe. She will be thrilled with the votes.
My favorite #10 Tinsel Town
Judy's Tinsel Town makes me happy. I love to look at all the details. When I was little, we would go to downtown Atlanta to the Rich's department store and shop. They had a special section wjust for kids to shop. It was delightful. Judy's project reminds me of that wonderful time.
#22 gets my vote. The details are amazing. Kudos to everyone who entered. They are all magical.
Joan's Winter Wonderland is very impressive. Thank you.
They are all beautiful, but I liked #55 JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE the best.
Jackie's Toy Shoppe is a treasure. Thank you for voting.
So many fabulous entries but I love #41 Mikki’s How Sweet It Is house as it would fit right into my candy land theme. Congrats to all who entered!
I think Nikki's house is exceptional as well. Thank you.
Number 52 Snow Angel House
So many nice ones but my fav is 47
Susan's farmhouse is great. I like it too. Thank you.
33. Mariella’s Christmas in a Book is my vote! But it was a great group of cool houses!
I love the houses in books. And I agree it's a great group of houses.
Although there were at least six I wanted to vote for, #55 (ye olde toy shop) ultimately gets my vote. Yeah for everyone that participated, they are all amazing!
That's so funny - 6 that you wanted to vote for. The toy shoppe is certainly a treasure. Thank you for settling on a favorite.
So many great entries! Great job everyone. It was hard to choose. JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE has perfect accents that stood out to me. After making my choice, I saw that she also used my son's favorite wooded background that he uses for his history portfolio! Love the whole scene. Beautiful work!
My vote is for #55 Jackie’s Ye Old Toy Shoppe. The European design of the toy shoppe is exquisite. The colors are vibrant. The background is muted, while still being an important part of the whole. The entire entry immediately puts me into the Christmas spirit. It is well planned and spectacularly executed.
Jackie's Toy Shoppe is wonderful and whimsical. Thank you.
All the entrees were truly fabulous.. What a really hard decision to make. I think everyone walks away a winner, just because you took the time to create something exquisite and very unique. So many, many beautiful designs. My choice is: # 22, Joan's A Winter Wonderland at Christmas.
Thank you for taking the time to vote. I appreciate your input and certainly agree with your comments, "everyone walks away a winner, just because you took the time to create something exquisite and very unique."
so many beautiful works of art, but I am such a sucker for a snow globe!!!
So my vote is for #25 PAM'S GINGERBREAD LANE COTTAGE.
I love Snow Globes too. It's a very creative cottage.
So many wonderful ones!!
My choice 53. JACK FROST FRIEND'S SNIPS HOUSE (BY KRICKETT
Wow! So many WONDERFUL ones to choose from!! I narrowed it down to #22 getting my vote with #35 in 2nd place. Thanks to ALL that participated. Great jobs!!!
Thank you for letting me know your favorites. And thank you for kind words to the artists who created these wonderful houses.
I vote for Manfreds Pear Street No 10 getting ready for the Holidays.
What Manfred does is magical. It's an incredible house. Thank you.
#22 live them all very hard to make a decision well done to each participant
There are so many lovely details in Joan's creation. Thank you for taking the timet to vote.
all are very well done but my favorite that stood out to me was #22 so much detail and life in the design, very beautiful.
Joan's Winter Wonderland is a true Wonderland, isn't it? Thank you for taking the time to vote for these creative artists.
I vote for #20! It was very hard to make a choice as they are all beautiful and inspiring! But I chose #20 for not only showing the true meaning of Christmas (the nativity) but also and perhaps especially for the precision in the work! Others may be more involved, but I didn't think any others matched the exactness of this work. Well done all!!
Nancy Ann's church is wonderful. Because I design little houses, I always pay attention to the structure. This one has great structure, but real Christmas meaning as well. Thank you.
My favorite is number 55 the Toy Shop. Very well done.
Jackie's designs are always delightful. She puts so much detail into every one of her designs. I love this one, too.
I like 10. JUDY'S TINSEL TOWN SHOPPING the best. Very detailed but not too busy. Beautiful
Judy's Tinsel Town Shopping is so fun and certainly evokes a sense of Christmas. Thank you.
43 Mariella's Christmas Village
Mariella made those houses over 10 month period of time. I love her detail.
My vote goes to #40. I just love the detail on the door.
I think that is a great house as well. I love the color blue and she chose such a beautiful shade.
Thank you for voting.
Number 22 is my favorite!
I vote for # 22 it looks what Christmas looked like when I was a kid just Magical
I'm a sucker for yellow Victorian mansions, so I've got to vote for #7 which is Manfred's PEAR ST. NO. 10 GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAY house. Just beautiful!
I love #7. It reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas.
My vote goes to…. 41! I love candies and pink is my favorite color… but… It was a hard choice to do! There was so many nice houses this year! I admire each of them…
Love #37. The Conservatory is so pretty and love Santa flying over .
So many wonderful entries and my vote is #55 Jackie's.
My favorite was #42 -Iriss-The-Tipsy-Elf-Tavern-and-Lodge. The roofs, sign, steps and house shapes immediately caught my eye.
Dorothy M Sella
All the entry are spectacular however #22 stands out to me. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the details everyone incorporated into their entry. Thank you for sharing with me.
All entries were great, but my vote goes to #56, Carol's "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
I love #56. This house is beautifully done and there is something going on in every window.
No 22 is my favourite!
My vote goes to #53 Jack Frost, but it was hard to decide as my other favorites were #17 Hot Cocoa and #42 Elf's Tavern. Honorable mention also to #11 Bookstore, #37 Conservatory, #22 Winter Wonderland, and #56 Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Number 11 - because it's about BOOKS. And the wonderful black and white pavement.
What wonderful houses, shops and villages! So difficult to choose……… I’d like to vote for number 55 please, the old toy shop. Merry Christmas and thank you for all you hard work setting up and running this competition.
All entries are astonishing ! congrats to all of you.my choice goes to 13 mag's church in the pines
Loved #9. Her mid-century was simple but unique and so well done.
I love that one, too. The triple gable on the roof is very appealing to me. And I love the color palette.
So much creativity! As hard as it was to pick just one, I have to go with #22.
I choose number 55, JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE. I love the look of the windows with the leaded glass. That said everyone did a great job.
I will try to enter next year.
Such wonderful work from everyone! I vote for #55, the detail of the brick work is amazing, the contrast of the blue is beautiful. The stained glass windows are perfect. This house reminds me of time spent in the Black Forest in Germany!
So hard to choose, but #41 get's my vote this year.
Every entry is unique and beautiful. So hard to choose. But I love the Victorian era and number 7 reminds me of those time. My vote is #7.
All of the houses were wonderful and I had several favorites. But my absolute favorite is #40 - Nora's Blue Gingerbread House.
#22 Joan’s A Winter Wonderland at Christmas is my choice.
I had 3 houses in mind but without a doubt I was blown away by #22!! Not only is the house just incredible but the scene that was placed with it? It made this house worthy of the title!
43 - the village is adorable with a lot of thought put into it (and no doubt time and effort)
My fave is #18...Elizabeth's "The 26th House". There's something about that little shack and cheeky Santa in swimsuit that makes me smile and think about Christmas in a different climate!
I agree that this how is so creative. I don't think people get the concept as well as I would like (but I got to see all the photos). See Santa's clothes hanging on the clothesline after they have been washed? I just love this one.
There are so many that are absolutely fantastic. It was a hard choice but I’m choosing #55!!
Well done to all the entries. So inspiring and fun!! Thank you
All adorbs. Number 3 is my fav
My vote goes to #22 A Winter Wonderland at Christmas. It has that small town feel and the detail shows how much time and love went into this thoughtful piece of artwork.
I vote for #7! I love the architectural details and the smoke!
I like all of them but i think I
like 10. Judy's Tinsel Town Shopping the most
#1 Elizabeth's 1962 Florida Christmas. I love the pink fawn! This evokes such a nice feeling of being in a warm climate for Christmas.
Joan Marie Hilinski
I really liked #30 Cheryl's Ghost of christmas past. It made me feel good inside with the thought that people who have passed are still with us in our memories during this Christmas season. I was impressed by how the ghost figures cast a shadow over the ice.
It is an incredible concept. And I love how she executed it. Thank you for voting.
They are all fabulous but #43 village is my
I love number 22. Everyone did a great job.
Number 22 brings back fond memories of Christmas at the original Valley Green Inn and the importance of family during the holidays.
There are many wonderful entries, but my favorite is number 22, Joan's A Winter Wonderland at Christmas.
What wonderful talented people, Congratulations to all and my vote is for #55 Jackie's old toy shoppe it makes me want to come in and buy some toys
42. Iris's The Tipsy Elf Tavern and Lodge
That house is so funny and so well done.
Thank you for letting me know your preference.
They were all wonderful. Everyone did such a great job. I vote for 42. IRIS’S THE TIPSY ELF TAVERN AND LODGE. I love the look, the creativity, and the humor. I thought it was the most unique entry.
Every one of these houses are beautiful and made with so much love. Thank you Lucy for being so encouraging and enthusiastic to everyone. It is so hard to choose one as a favorite but number 22 really stands out to me and gives me those warm fuzzies. I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
#35, great work for a 13 year old! Stay creative!
He made that for a friend as a surprise gift. His friend loves landscaping so that's what determined his design. I love it, too.
My fave is #55! Soooo gorgeous! It was difficult to select only one (as #7 and
#56 were also in the running). Lucy, thank you for sponsoring this contest and posting the results! So much inspiration for next year !💕
I vote for #55. JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE
I really love all the details. And the brickwork looks so realistic.
This was a fun contest, Lucy. There are so many creative people here.
Kudos to all the very talented and creative crafters and their fabulous entries, but I have to say that #55 is my favorite, old time charm and great craftsmanship. Love the toy shop!
They're all wonderful, but #7 stole my heart.
#31...I like it because everything included looks homemade!
My vote is for #20 because, for me, it captures the true meaning of Christmas. It is difficult voting for only one, and I applaud every artist who submitted an entry. Next year, I am going to take part in the fun. (If I say it here, I will hold myself accountable;). Thank YOU, Lucy, for all of your hard work hosting the seasonal contests, as well as instructing and inspiring us throughout the year. Merry Christmas!
I wish I could vote 58 times!
So much imagination! Each one has their own story to tell. Beyond the design! I see all the love and care in each one. The bravery to put your creativity on display has not gone unnoticed.
Merry Christmas to all 58 Winners!
Have a magical and creative 2023!
Elizabeth (#1 & #18)
20 & 27
So much talent and the gift of time to everyone! I know Joe and love the energy he puts into his creations - so #31 has my vote. The stone work is great and gives a lot of texture and all the tiny figures add so much! Memories of times passed but not forgotten. Lucy, thanks for ALL the opportunities you so gracious provide to us!
Thank you, Joyce. I love Joe's work too. It's a great house. And yes, I love stone work on his little house. It's such a great touch.
Amazing work by everyone. I have really loved scrolling through all the entries several times. Everyone is so clever. No. 55 is my favourite, I just want to step inside.
I vote for No. 20, The Evergreen Church.
I like number 37
I Like both #20 and #27 But they are all so Nice
I like #27 The Town Hall.
Edward B Dempkowski
I really enjoy #27 the town hall. The person that made #27 paid very close to detail. What a great job!!
Patricia G Marshall
I finally chose #55, but they are all fantastic and it was a difficult choice.
My favorite is #27 Nancy Ann’s Town Hall. The details are amazing, especially the clock and pillars. And not the same shaped roof as many others.
I like 47, it reminds me of a small town neighborhood at Christmas time. The wood shed is adorable.
Each of these entries are absolutely fantastic, from the simplest to the very complex. Every one of you should be very proud of your creations. I would really like to encourage every person to enter the next contest. Don't worry about winning, just have fun creating! We all love seeing your unique vision.
Lucy already has my vote, but really, they are all winners!
Thank you so much, Jackie.
My vote is for #37 the conservatory.
I love #7.
My favorite is #56, Carol’s Twas the night before Christmas. It’s just how I pictureChristmas Eve and I love the window views,
My vote is for #53. It's sooooo imaginative, and I love the colors!
42 the tipsy elf tavern. I saw it and fell in love with it. Boy that gives me an idea for next year lol
SO hard to choose, all of the entries are stunners. In the end I have to vote for number 13 - Little Church In The Pines because it reminds me so much of the SE Alabama church I used to attend before moving to Scotland (UK). It doesn't snow in south Alabama very often but one year my church had a lovely dusting of glistening snow just like entry number 13.
I'm from the South as well and I consider snow as a real gift. You conjured up a beautiful image for me.
My vote is for #53 Jack Frost Friends Snips House by Krickett - the colors are just amazing and makes you feel as if you are there.
Her colors are stunning. She is a true artist.
So hard to pick just one, wish we could vote on our top three! My #1 is Joann's Winter Wonderland (#22).
For funsies here's my list:
2) Judy's tinsel town shopping (#10)
3) Mariella's Christmas in a book OR Church in a Book (#33 & #36; I love both of these and would like to purchase them if Mariella is willing)
4)Ann's Christmas Eve in the Conservatory (#37)
5) Elizabeth's 1992 Florida Christmas (#1)
6) Cheryl's Ghosts of Christmas Past (#30)
7) Nancy's Gingerbread House (#21)
8) Pam's Gingerbread House (#25)
9) Joel's Home for the Holidays (#31)
10) Nora's Blue Gingerbread House (#40; the one I'd be most likely to make!)
11) Jack Frost Friend's Snips House by Krickett ( #53; most creatively named!)
I agree with you that it is hard to choose a winner. The main reason I didn't do voting on the top 3 was because collating 200+ votes with top 3 would be really difficult, but I love your comments and list. The creators appreciate it so much.
My vote goes to Joyce's entry #38. She makes everything by hand which is amazing because she has limited use of them due to an illness.
She pays great attention to details, making all her designs so creative and realistic. The entire project is made of paper except the tiny clay snowman which she also made.
Yes, I think Joyce's work was wonderful. Placing her houses on two levels was an ingenious way to show them off. Her houses were so real.
#42 These are all so enchanting and intriguing, but I think It would be the most fun to hang out at the “Tipsy Elf Tavern!
There are so many great ones, it was very hard to pick just one, but my vote goes to #22 Joans A Winter Wonderland at Christmas...it was so detailed and very lovely
Corena W. :0)
There are so many wonderful entries! My vote is for #55 Jackie's Ye Old Toy Shoppe because I love all of the details, colors, style, subject, and because it makes me smile the most. Merry Christmas, everyone! 🌟🎄🎁😀❤
Number 1 … love the retro RV …
#55. JACKIE’S YE OLD TOY SHOPPE
captures the festive mood of Christmas, with old world charm. My absolute favorite.
42. IRIS’S THE TIPSY ELF TAVERN AND LODGE is my favorite!
They are all Wonderful! But I LOVE #55!
Vote for #42
#56 Carol's Twas The Night Before Christmas. So much going on inside the house to tell the story. This house really captured my attention. The snow on the roof was done very well and the composition of the layout was excellent. I have enjoyed watching everyones posts on fb and I hope to soon make some of my own creations. I have to finish my granddaughters dollhouse first. So many wonderful, inspiring creations here.
Hello, I really like them all but am voting for JUDY'S TINSEL TOWN SHOPPING!
I love #22! It makes me feel like I’m actually in the scene with the people and animals. Magical!
There are so many I wish I could vote for! I'm going with #7, Manfred's Pear street #10. I love his Mansard Victorian house!
It evokes such a cozy, old fashioned Christmas feeling!
I love all of these, but I really love #55! Good luck everyone!
My favorite is 13, Mary's Little Church in the Pines. Living in New England, it has the same charm as the churches in the countryside.
I want to say that I think everyone did an absolutely fabulous job and I am blown away by the enormous talent displayed here. What a beautiful scroll this page is.
I love #55. It reminds me of my visits to Germany.
#10 - Judy's Tinsel Town Shopping is my pick. I am so impressed with the amazing work. The detailing on her roofs, windows, and brick on her 5 little houses is just amazing. The setting makes me just want to join around the tree and stare at everything in amazement.
It was really difficult to choose. I wish I could let each of you know what I loved and appreciated about your work because there sure were lots of notes on my print out of the 58 entries. I want to give a shout out to Mariella for her masterpieces in her village #43. What incredible work! And to Lex #35 and Annalise #50 - Bravo to both of you! Truly detailed and well constructed pieces of work.
Well done everyone! So much fun we had!
I had many favorites! It was hard to narrow it down to just one. #7 spoke to me. I loved the vintage look to it.
I'm voting for #55. The craftsmanship is wonderful and the scaling is well done. I do like all the entries and do appreciate the time and effort everyone gives to their pieces. Merry Christmas to all of you.
#56 Carols ‘‘twas the night before Christmas” is as good as it gets for me!!!
I love them all but my vote is for House 22, It is beautiful!
Number 42 the Tipsy Elf Tavern
I vote for #22. Adding all the people makes a real Xmas scene.
My son would like to vote for #22 Winter Wonderland. They are all amazing!
My favorites are the yummy 40, 41 & 42, with the Tipsy Elf just nudging out the other ones.
#55 - I love it!
They all are so wonderful but there is something about the simplicity of Christmas in a book that makes me smile and tugs at my Christmas spirit.
They are all so wonderful!! My favorite is IRIS’S THE TIPSY ELF TAVERN AND LODGE. I am inspired by all of them.
Ma Fred’s Pear Street #10 is my favorite!
I love so many of them that it's hard to choose just one! #7 (Pear Street #10) is pretty and so beautifully landscaped. #22 (Winter Wonderland) has such wonderful details in the setting. #25 (Gingerbread Lane) is so teeny tiny who can resist it? #40 (Blue Gingerbread) is an explosion of color and glitter, my two favorite things! But if I have to pick just one I must go with #56 (Twas the Night) because it's the one I want to live in. I love the outside and the views thru the windows. Gorgeous gorgeous entries all!
Wonderful entries, all of them! My favorite I think is #22 Winter Wonderland but it was a really hard decision! I hope to have an entry in your next contest! Jan in MA
It has been terribly difficult to calculating the winners because there are so many incredible entries and the voting was close. Joan's Winter Wonderland is amazing and certainly deserves the recognition.
Joan Marie Hilinski
Congratulations to all the contestants. Everyone has done a fantastic job. Thank you to all who thought my winter wonderland worthy of recognition. The Valley Green Inn is a beautiful Inn located in the heart of Roxborough, pa. My home of 43 years, which holds many memories of times so dear to my heart, especially this time of year. Thanks to Lucy and staff who make this all possible. See everyone next year.
Congratulations to all the winners. All the entries were so creative. Merry Christmas to all.