Christmas is almost here so Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for all your support this year!

Here’s a collection of some fantastic holiday themed origami starting with this Christmas with Love model from Origami bluedandelion.

Christmas with Love
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedandelion95/6559544029/

Christmas with Love, Designed and Folded by Origami bluedandelion

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very complex and impressive looking paper Santa Claus.

Santa Claus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/16203370095/

Santa, Designed by Naoki Takeda and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available in the 2011 Special JOAS Issue

 

Here’s an entire nativity scene with models from 9 different designers.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/orestigami/15990028077

Nativity Scene, Designed by Diaz, Kawahata, Brill, Hulme, Hagiwara, Quyet, Montroll, Komatsu and Gilgado and Folded by Oreste Salatino

 

You can’t have a nativity scene without a shepherd.

Shepherd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/orestigami/14970099616

Sheep Designed by Hideo Komatsu and Shepherd Designed by Max Hulme, Both Folded by Oreste Salatino

Sheep diagrams available in Works of Hideo Komatsu

Shepherd diagrams available in the 2008 Origami USA Convention Book

 

Here’s an awesome paper Santa with a reindeer that’s actually a caribou.

Santa and Reindeer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/11265706083

Santa Designed by Naoki Takeda and Caribou designed by Satoshi Kamiya, both Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease patterns for both models available in the 2011 Special JOAS Issue

 

Here’s another excellent nativity scene.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/8297574441/

Nativity Scene, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

These are technically regular socks but they could totally also be Christmas stockings. Especially if they’re hung by the chimney with care.

Socks
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blunek/15972429454

Socks, Designed by WhitePaper and Folded by Blanka P (blunek)

Instructions not available

 

Jo Nakashima has one of the best Christmas tree designs and this one looks really great with the paper used.

Christmas Tree
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/15451453154

Christmas Tree, Designed by Jo Nakashima and Folded by Rui Roda

Video tutorial available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s an awesome and slightly unsettling looking origami reindeer.

Rudolph
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joao_charrua/23925397390

Rudolf (The Reindeer Man), Designed and Folded by João Charrua

Instructions not available

 

This started out as a regular cake but was decorated for Christmas.

Christmas Cake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/10936186626

Christmas Cake, Designed by Whitepaper and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another absolutely fantastic origami nativity scene.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/5753384794

Nativity Scene, Designed by Red and Whitepaper and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available

 

Here are more excellent Christmas trees.

Christmas Trees
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gbco/30779609962

Christmas Trees, Designed and Folded by Hsi-Min Tai

Instructions not available

 

 

This is another awesome nativity scene. Folding the people with white paper and then folding individual gold gifts for the wise men looks really great. The detail in the faces is fantastic too.

Adoration of the Magi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/josephwuorigami/30368015320

The Adoration of the Magi, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another different styled nativity scene.

Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene, Designed by Luigi Leonardi and Folded by Andrés

Instructions not available

 

I love this little scene of the reindeer taking off.

Santa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/14617000343

Christmas? Designed and Folded by Won Seon Seo

Instructions not available

 

This is a really simple paper Santa but it’s still a really great looking design.

Simple Santa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16082821085

Santa, Designed by Giang Dinh and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available from Giang Dinh’s website

 

Here’s Leyla Torre’s nativity scene. If you’re looking for one to fold yourself there are video instructions on her YouTube channel.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/16155800175/

Nativity Scene, Designed by Leyla Torres and Folded by Andrés

Joseph video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

Mary video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

Baby Jesus video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

 

This is Leyla Torres’ nativity scene again but folded by a different artist for a bit of a different look.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/16087336711

Nativity Scene, Designed by Leyla Torres and Folded by Rui Roda

Joseph video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

Mary video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

Baby Jesus video instructions available from Leyla Torres’ YouTube channel

 

Here’s another fold of a paper Santa Claus we saw earlier in this post.

Santa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/9553224869

Santa Claus, Designed by Naoki Takeda and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available in the 2011 Special JOAS Issue

 

This is a great little scene with different elements by different designers.

Christmas Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/8352077175

Santa Claus Designed by Hoang Tien Quyet, Tree Designed by Francesco Guarnieri and Star Designed by Francesco Guarnieri, All Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Santa Claus crease pattern available from Photobucket

Tree video instructions available from Happy Folding on YouTube

Star crease pattern available from Francesco Guarnieri’s Flickr

 

Here’s another excellent nativity scene.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/11077109243/

Nativity Scene, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

Riccardo Foschi designed this awesome Christmas tree for a commission. I really like the curves in this design.

Christmas Tree
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125441466@N02/30017033012

Christmas Tree, Designed and Folded by Riccardo Foschi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s one last nativity scene for this post.

Nativity Scene
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/6412599603

Nativity Scene, Designed by Luigi Leonardi and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available

 

Finally here’s one last Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56723190@N02/11478813696/

Christmas Tree Designed by Francesco Guarnieri, Gifts Designed by Yara Yagi and Star Designed by Jo Nakashima All Folded by Andrés

Tree video instructions available from Happy Folding on YouTube

Omega star video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

Gift instructions not available

 

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and if you fold any Christmas origami please share a photo with us so we can take a look!

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