Do you ever wonder why we hang stockings at Christmas? Where tinsel comes from or why we remember the little drummer boy? Find out in Stories of Christmas, the new Paper-Cut Christmas book from Branford artist Martha Link Walsh.

For more than 45 years, Walsh has perfected her skills in the ancient techniques of cut-paper art. For this third book in the Paper-Cut Christmas series, she gathered inspiration from her love of storytelling and the miracles of the season told to her as a child. Discover the Stories of Christmas that pass on traditions, recreate our myths, and remind us of Christmases shared with family and loved ones. Like a circle of time, the illustrations for these 25 stories add detail and charm to childhood memories, our make believe and want-to-believe tales.

Connecticut Public Radio’s Faith Middleton says “The spirit of this book is what this moment in time needs — warmth, kindness, hope — a reaffirmation of what is best in us, charmingly expressed through Martha’s skillful artistry.”

Preview the book at these two upcoming Gallery events:

Friday, November 9, 5-8pm
Book Launch: The Stories of Christmas
Book launch, reception, and kick-off for the 2018 Shoreline Arts Trail weekend.

Friday, November 30, 5-8pm
Book Launch & Holiday Open House
Book launch, reception, and kick-off for the Holiday Open House featuring Cynthia’s Flower Shop, Lucky Re-Do, and guest artists Susan Roberts, Anita Griffith and Bob Parrot.

Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Martha Link Walsh Gallery is located at 188 North Main Street in Branford. For more information, contact: Martha Link Walsh,, (203) 481-3505.