It took us more than an hour to build and spruce up our 6-feet-Christmas tree with medium-sized balls in different shades of purple and a few in aqua and navy blues. We used the old decors and kept it simple but nonetheless, it made our home more cheerful and ready for the holidays. :D
Then my wife, Tina with our son Gabby and I spent another hour in arranging the contents of these boxes under our tree; after I brought them down from the upper part of one of our wardrobes, so carefully, piece by piece.
That volume of boxes is only half of the collection of my dad-in-law who stays in Ca with the rest of my wife’s immediate family. The tags of the price per box and warning signs for its lead coated wires are still there (FYI, lead if ingested will lead to poisoning and eventually to anemia).
After we’ve put up our tree, we’ve raised a village under it!
Don’t you find these ceramic pieces fascinating ? :D Look at those snowy roof. Don’t you just wish for a white Christmas?
I like the attention given to those intricate details …
and that wonderful craftmanship and colorful use of pallettes made it really special
The facade of this church appears so inviting!
and look, there’s a castle too!
The structures are amazingly beautiful when put together side by side…
A community isn’t complete without its people. So meet the happy villagers under our tree! :D
Love is apparently in the air …even with just figurines!
Everyone is joyful when it’s Christmas! Even chirping of birds makes anyone happy
I have seen and touched a ball of snow several years ago in Fresno and Sequoia National Parks (or was it in Yosemite?) and an episode of hail in Auckland, New Zealand. I wish one day that I’ll get a chance to bring my family to a real snowy place and together we’ll create a snow man The kid-in-me strikes again!
Have you experienced a white Christmas? How does snow man making feels like ?
Who would not appreciate the harmony and melodies from an orchestra or whenever a band plays, moreso if a choir serenades us with Christamas carols ?
Christmas is really for kids and kid-at-hearts !
Of course Christmas won’t be complete without those reindeers and the white-bearded-old-stout-man clad in red!
Ho Ho Ho Ho ! Have you been naughty or nice ?
When dusk falls, it’s high time for the entire village to glow! :) So let there be (fiberoptic) lights !
We’re done with our tree and the village with its people were already nicely put underneath.
We haven’t started shopping yet; afraid if there’ll be an extra budget for it! ha ha!
However grand we plan and prepare for our celebrations this holiday, always bear in mind that decors and other material things are irrelevant to the ‘reason for the season’ :D
The biggest question is, are you ready for CHRISTmas?
May all of us be happier with our families this coming Christmas and beyond! God bless.