A Christmas and holiday greeting to you, your families, friends, and loved ones.
Today is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. From one of my south-facing windows, I can see the sun following its lowest and shortest arc across the sky. The good news is that for the next six months, the days will grow longer again here in the north as the sun spends more and more time above the horizon.
To welcome and celebrate the return of light to the north, I’m sharing here with you a one-minute stop-motion animation. It was great fun making it. Enjoy!
The characters in the video:
- Nine pine-tree origami boxes (Hildegars Schächtele) designed by Carmen Sprung.
- A Santa Claus origami box (Scatola Babbo Natale) designed by Francesco Mancini.
- Shining Alice, a star designed by Michael Shall.
Would you like to make these fun origami boxes?
Click on the following links for free diagrams (courtesy of the designers).
Diagrams for the star are found in The Best of Annual Collections (OUSA publication).
Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a New Year full of health, creativity and peace!
John, my husband, took this photo while I was working on the stop-motion video ;-)
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