My grandchildren helped me out this year by putting up my Christmas village. They had a lot of fun making up stories about each of the characters they added to go with each building. According to them, the boy below is waiting to throw snowballs when the people come out of the house!
Every piece that I collect has a special significance. I have a bike shop for my son who loves bicycling. I have a Smoke House for my husband, who is known for his smoked brisket (a Texas BBQ favorite). A dairy barn with its cows, a green house, a lighthouse, a hospital, and many more, each have a connection to a special family member or memory. This keeps me from just collecting piece after piece, which I would happily do just because I love the way each one looks.
The artist is painting a watercolor that just happens to match the one I have hanging in my house. (My sister painted it for me. I just did a little cut and paste of a small copy onto the easel).
I put my village up each Christmas as a memory keeper. It thrills me that it can also be a memory maker for my grandchildren!
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