Shelters (Photography, painting, drawing accepted)

A basic architectural and man-made structure that provides cover and must be the main focus of your artwork

Christmas Village Shelters

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

This challenge is for your photos or drawings of the beautiful little Christmas shelters we are all familiar with that are displayed at Christmas time, either on mantels, in store displays or in train set displays. You can share with us your old family treasured items or ones you have seen in a collectible store like I am displaying here with my examples.

I don’t know about you, but as a child I always wished I could become miniature and walk around the village and look into the houses, stores, train depots, churches etc. Guess that is our flights of fancy we have as children! My dad had an amazing train set in the basement of one of our homes and I used to love to go down and watch the trains as they whizzed around the tracks with their lights on.

Judging / Voting Criteria

1] vote for your favorite or favorites

2] vote even if you did not enter the challenge

Rewards & Prizes

1] the top ten will be showcased in a group message and featured on the main page during this holiday season.

2] the winner or winners will join the featured members on the main page and in the running list of featured members in our forum that I will be starting shortly

image above by Jane Neill-Hancock

Additional Information


Cover Image: A Christmas Village In The Snow by Jane Neill-Han...


The Top Ten

Miniature winter village by Arie Koene

Miniature winter village by Arie Koene was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • I wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! by LudaNayvelt
  • No Place Like Home for the Holidays by Monnie Ryan
  • Old Fashioned 1940s Christmas Village by SummerJade
  • Christmas Shopkeeper by gothgirl
  • Christmas Sales by bubblehex08

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