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Festive Decorations

What Are Little City Lights?
Little City Lights are a sustainable, retro themed product, designed and made in the UK. They are a set of four watercolour style, ‘craft-your-own’ house ornaments.
Each of our houses can be assembled without any glue or tools. We include an instructions booklet in each set, as well as video instructions, available
Little City Lights come packaged in real LP sleeves.
They feature our beautiful, festive artwork, and compliment the vintage styling of the product.
Village Cottage
Alpine Chapel
Each house takes 10 - 15 minutes to assemble, by folding a 2D net into a 3D shape and attaching additional features like chimneys and balconies.

Each house has an opening in its base, to accommodate an LED. It can be perched on fairy lights, or a larger LED tea light can be inserted during assembly.

Little City Lights also have small holes around the centre of the roof, to allow them to be hung up on a ribbon.

How Do They Work?
Get in touch to discuss orders for the 2024-25 season.
We design bespoke products, packaging and accessories for businesses and events.
Retail & Wholesale
Community and Charity
Collaborations and Custom Projects
Our services
Shop Little City Lights on Etsy* and Not On The High Street. Free delivery in the UK.
*We are regularly highlighted "Etsy's Pick", based on our quality, reliability and value.
Little City Lights are always popular at festive markets and community sales. Do get in touch if you would like to invite us to sell at your event.
We also cater for wholesale orders: we distribute to bookshops, arts and crafts stores, tourist shops and more.
and Custom Projects
We develop bespoke designs for businesses and events. We cater for various levels of customisation, from personalised packaging and instructions booklets to entirely custom-made houses to your specifications. Whether you need a card house version of your office, hotel, local landmarks, or any other building, we can design and produce them to your needs.

In 2023, we collaborated with French luxury holiday rental company Le Collectionist, who wanted their guests to receive a unique gift for Christmas, with their own branding and style. We made custom packaging and instructions in both English and French, and included pre-cut hemp string and sanded wooden tools, to give them everything they need to build and display their new ornaments.

We are excited to cater for all your glowing card house needs.
Community and Charity
We are actively engaged in our local North London community. Our products are used at arts & crafts workshops, organised by our local libraries for families and children.

We also regularly donate our products to NHS hospitals and charities including Oxfam and Fara bookshops.
What People Say
Lovely little houses, easy to assemble and look great under the tree. Some broken lights were immediately replaced with even better ones. Excellent communication and customer service. Just hope they add more to the collection next year!
I really enjoyed assembling these little houses! Well made product with clear instructions to follow and now complete look lovely as little ornaments 😊 I think I will be ordering another set as a gift!
Fantastic product. Ordered the little lights which really bring the little houses to life. Ordered these for the Christmas tree but they’re too cute not to keep out on display all year round. Speedy dispatch and extremely well packaged.
Amazing! We gifted it and they were over the moon and told us to get some for ourselves. So good!
Beautiful houses. My 12 year old daughter found them easy to put together. They look lovely on my mantle.
Lovely unusual item. I enjoyed putting it together and it makes a nice Xmas display.
Lovely packaging and lovely things to assemble.
Great quality, thank you x
Our Story
In the 1950s and 60s, like many others, our grandparents made their own festive decorations. They became a sort of icon in our family around Christmas time. It feels satisfying that nobody else had exactly the same houses and they always bring back warm childhood memories.

Our family continued this tradition every year, since we think there's something inventive, satisfying and cozy about handmade decorations.
How Are They Made?
The design and development processes are done by hand. We use watercolour paint to echo the vintage aesthetic of mid-20th century crafts. We wanted to make assembly both fun and accessible. So, we use a die-cutter to produce cleanly-cut, identical nets.

We are extremely picky with our paper! We use cream-coloured 250-gsm textured Italian stock, to compliment the watercolour design with suitable card.

Once the design is painted, scanned and laid over the net, we litho-print Little City Lights. We chose lithography, since ink does a far better job than toner in getting all the finer details noticed: from the individual brush strokes to the subtle colour changes between them.

At the end of it all, we package each set of 4 by hand into our signature vinyl sleeve, pop it into a protective mailer and send it to you!
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