WONDERFUL EMBOSSED PAPER / CARDBOARD, VINTAGE GERMAN CHRISTMAS COTTAGE DIE CUT SCENE. What a great old Christmas Holiday decoration! This is a beautiful old cardboard, paper die cut. Rich, vibrant coloration, sprinkled with mica glitter. Beautiful detailing to the intricate cut out design, depicting the Christmas cottage in the woods, the bells, pine trees, the "A MERRY CHRISTMAS", greeting at the bottom of the piece. Years ago, many businesses would give their clients or special customers a piece like this during the Holiday season. They were manufactured in Germany after WWII, into the early 1950's, some exported to the U.S., once trade began between our countries. You will also find very early examples, dating pre-WW II. The die cut is ready for framing. It is in very good vintage condition, two repairs to the gold oval that was split, as shown in the photo. The Christmas scene measures about 9" long, 6 1/2" wide. This die cut is ink stamped on the back, "FOREIGN". Some die cuts will have this type of mark, some with an ink stamp, some embossed into the mold, "Germany", "Western Germany", "Foreign", and then you will find some that will have no mark at all....this is common for this type of paper die cut. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!