We never know when a good tin idea might come to us. Some years, it’s half waiting game, half frantic search. This year, we were lucky enough to have a tin idea leap out at us.
The idea for the tin started far, far away, in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) region of Germany, where miners used to pass the time by carving away at wood, fashioning wooden toys and Christmas ornaments for friends and family. Here's some of the beautiful wooden folk art from the region: