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50th Anniversary of Wood Carvings Celebration With 50 Bear Wood Carvings!

50th Anniversary Bear Carvings

Each new Christmas season brings new ideas for ornaments. Special orders considered.



squirrel ornaments


rabbit ornaments

The Rabbit and Squirrel Ornaments can both be reversed in design if requested, so pairs can be created in case two of the same ornaments are needed for the same tree.


Personalized Bear Carvings

personalized bear wood carvings

In the works:
A new Baby ornament has been designed but not yet carved.

"Clever Caricature Pig"
Carving Kit

As Featured In Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine!

wood carving kit by Christine Coffman featured in Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine

Wood Carving Kit includes:

  1. Band sawn basswood pig blank
  2. Step by Step DVD movies. Watch as Christine does the carving. You can stop the movies at any time to make sure you are following correctly.
  3. Instructional Tri-Fold Brochure
  4. $13.50 price includes First Class Mailing

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Santa Ornament Carving Kit

Kit includes:

  1. DVD Movie
  2. Brochure with photos and instructions
  3. DVD with extra photos of carving as it develops
  4. Band sawn Santa cut out as shown
  5. Elastic cord for hanging
  6. Includes shipping
  7. Additional cut outs $10 each

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Santa Ornament Carving Kit



Gifts Tailored To
The Collector's Needs

Because Coffman designs her own work, gifts can be tailored to a collectors needs. For those persons looking for an original Nativity scene, or crèche, to give as a Christmas present to the Nativity set collector, or as a gift idea any time of the year, this site may be the answer to their Nativity search.

Christmas Carvings Available For Immediate Shipment!

Please click the above link to see Christine's carvings that are now available. More figures will be added to each of the new Nativity groupings, A through D. Even the simple single carving of Baby Jesus will be developed into a many figured Nativity, possibly with animals, maybe with small children gathered round. Sets of the Three Wise Men, Shepherds with sheep, and more Angels will be added to the other Nativity sets. These groupings will be sold as an entire set or can be sold separately, as long as specific pieces that obviously go together are not separated, for example, the Three Wise Men always go as a set, as do Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

If you are interested in one of these Nativities and would like to be specific as to what other Nativity figures should be added, please contact me to discuss this. Left on my own, I try to create Nativities that have a variety of poses which add interest to the overall finished artwork.

We have lovingly hand-carved:

  • Nativity sets
  • Chess sets
  • Traditional Santa Claus
  • Victorian Santa Claus
  • Bears
  • Butternut Bears
  • Cats
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • "Hear, See, Speak No Evil,"
  • "North Pole, Santa Claus' Workshop"
  • "Scrooge and His Ghosts"
  • "Pelicans,"
  • "Penguins"
  • Nativity scenes
  • and many fine art carvings.

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Sisters Keepsake
Carving Collectibles

Nativity carvings

"To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time."
* Clara Ortega

I love you ASL hand sign

ASL American Sign Language Keepsake Carvings & Gifts "I Love You" Hand Sign

Probably the best known American Sign Language sign is the "I Love You" sign (handshape). It is an easily recognized sign - made by celebrities and politicians, and often printed on t-shirts. Making the I Love You Sign blends the handshapes for the letters I, L and Y into one handshape.

Nativity Sets

Nativity carvings

Nativity sets that set the scene using only figures and simple palm tree backgrounds are Coffman's specialty. She uses wood carving to create Nativity figures that would be better described as miniature sculpture, rather than simple craft pieces. Each Nativity crèche is created to show an emotion that could have been felt at the manger scene. Each figurine is carved with the same care, be it the Baby Jesus or a shepherd. Sometimes the scene reflects joy, or awe or contentment. Sometimes the set will suggest an air of excitement and expectation. Sometimes it becomes a Nativity scene showing of a little of each of these emotions.

Interchangeable Nativity
Set Pieces

Coffman also tries to create separate pieces that can be interchanged among the Nativity sets, so clients can feel they are creating their own scene.

Hand Carved
Santa Claus Figures

santa claus wood carvingHand carved Santa Claus figures are also a popular choice for gift giving. They come in all sizes from 2 inches tall to 16 inches tall. The Santa Claus wood carvings can be for collectors or for Christmas decoration. They are signed and dated and many persons enjoy getting one as a gift or for themselves each year.

Order Christmas
Gifts Early!

Christmas gifts should be ordered far in advance. These wood carvings are all hand carved by one person and you can't hurry hand carving, at least not with good results. Christmas Crèches especially should be discussed well before the gift giving Christmas season. Often just drawing the idea for the Nativity scene involves many hours, and the finishing oiling also involves time. It's very damp in Washington State, and the Nativity scenes need at least three coats of tung oil, which could add several days to the process, because the dampness slows the drying.

Since each work of art is hand-carved, you are assured that no wood carving which leaves Linden Forest is identical to another. These sculptures are designed and carved by Christine Coffman with care and attention to detail, so as to be an unmistakable work of art and a keepsake for many generations


A new article showing how to carve a pelican will be in the June, 2014 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated.

Rough-cut blanks will be available the first week in August, 2014.

Free priority mailing until December 20, 2014

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Lots of Gift Ideas

Nativity figures

Nativity mary joseph jesus

And let's not forget our bear wood carvings. There are all shapes and sizes of collector bears. Coffman has a lot of fun making the bears. And the bears have a lot of fun making people smile. There are tiny ones for people with little display space, silly ones for someone who needs to be cheered and bear hugs that make it possible to send someone a hug through the mail. They make funny little groups that can be added to easily.

No Limit To Gift Ideas!

As you can see, there is no limit to the gift ideas you might glean from our site. Thank you for visiting Christmas Carvings Inc.

Click here for the Woodworkers Journal story on Christine Coffman's Carvings

Click here for the Ornament Blog on on Christine Coffman's Carvings

TV video
Watch the Video that KIRO TV has produced of Christine Coffman