My mom had one when I was growing up &
it was humble, simple, & everyone loved it.
Nothing like the fantastic ones of today..I have
seen small ones, large ones..even one that took
about 3 levels to do!! But they are all beautiful
in my opinion...
Mine started small but grew each year as I
added houses, school, church, people, trees
& memorable items that I would treasure
from various places (Solvang..etc.)
It's grown from about a couple of feet to
about 10ft. It has its own little personality
of a Christmas Village. How about you?
Did your mom or do you now have a
1) This is the main part of my village,
with all the buildings, people, trees, etc.
Each year it looks a little different..
This year is my favorite. My daughter
set it up for me..it takes a long time!
2) (BELOW) This is my countdown to
Christmas Advent Calender Chalet...
One of my all time favorite things. I found
it years ago @ Costco. It had a candy behind
each date (door) but I took Christmas Cards
of friends from years past & glued them in
each box so it reminds me of the wonderful
friendships I have as well as a great Christmas
Countdown Swiss Chalet..
It makes me feel like I'm in an Alpine Village
in Switzerland or something!
3) This is a good view of the village. (BELOW)