For all you crafty types, Penny has a whole passel of upcoming workshops throughout Vermont in which you can learn how to transform sustainably harvested birch bark into beautiful star and bird ornaments for your decorating or gifting pleasure. Email her at email@example.com for more info.
And for those of you who, like me, break out in a cold sweat at the very thought of all those intricate folds, you can purchase your very own star or bird directly from the aforementioned Penny for the low, low price of $20 each plus $5 shipping no matter how many you buy! You can use the generosity enabler (Paypal) link in the sidebar to order, or just send an email to make arrangements. She also has a bunch of other pretty amazing (and wicked useful!) crafts for sale here (scroll down past workshop descriptions and schedule). Thank you!