I'm not sure whether paper cut outs have always been a pervasive art form in Denmark or if Hans Christian Andersen popularized the technique. There is no direct connection between the author's paper cut illustrations and his fairy tales, though he used to accompany his paper cutting with a fantastic tale. It has been said that at the end of telling a tale, to amuse friends and children, Andersen would unfold the paper to allow the amazed listeners to take in an intricately cut image. Regardless, at each holiday the Danes love to decorate with paper cut outs.
Walking this quaint little town I've noticed many Easter themed cut outs hanging in the windows of people's homes. Bunnies and daffodils, chickens and eggs brighten the streets when the weather is grey. Admiring the cheerfulness of these seasonal ornaments, it was just my luck that the Red Cross second hand shop were selling these three, homemade by somebody. I purchased the small lot for 15 dkk ($1 each). They are a perfect token of my spring here, not to mention lightweight and flat for easy packing!