A lot of time and effort was invested to make these little beauties. I think the most difficult part is to create each year new figures and ornaments. First you have a rough idea of what it could look like, than the first skeches will be done on the paper. Later you make a would out of slate and cast the pewter miniature. At the end the ornament will be carefully painted by hand.
At the end many steps will make a little work of art and only when you like the piece, all the exertion was worth doing it.