Let the magic of Christmas inspire your stitching with these 20 cross-stitch patterns, blending the traditional style of France with a charming contemporary simplicity. Many of the designs include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you hundreds of components to use in a myriad of ways. The elements of a cross-stitched Christmas are all here: wintry scenes, Father Christmas, toys, sparkling decorations, and children enjoying the anticipation Along with the patterns, enjoy instructions for projects to show off your stitchwork, including a Christmas stocking, a gorgeous Advent calendar, gift cards, and a holiday ABC sampler. Scattered throughout are spirit-inspiring activities and holiday lore: what it's like to visit the real Santa Claus Village in Finland, how the department store window display tradition began, and other reminders of the magic of Christmas.
About the Author Illustrator Véronique Enginger is the author of several other books of cross stitch patterns, including Retro Cross Stitch and Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch. Her designs often focus on helping the charm of our memories enrich our current-day lives.