The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl is a story by Hans Christian Andersen from 1845. On a cold New Years Eve a poor girl goes out barefoot in the snow to sell matches. She is freezing, but is afraid to go home because her stepfather will beat her for not selling any matches.
To warm up she lit matches and saw beautiful sights in the lights - food, warmth, family and her dead grandmother. They disappeared as soon as the match burned out. She lit all the matches so her grandmother would not disappear, and the grandmother took her hand and they flew off to heaven. In the morning the girl was found dead, having frozen to death with a smile on her face. No one understood the joy she felt before dying.
The border of the shawl shows the matchsticks and angels welcoming her to heaven, and the body has little flames for the lit matches.
FINISHED (BLOCKED) SIZE
SMALL: Wingspan: 75 in (191 cm), Height: 16 in (40 cm)
LARGE: Wingspan: 84.5 in (215 cm), Height: 17 in (43 cm)
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