This is my favorite Christmas tradition — setting up my mom’s vintage village of skaters, skiers, and farm animals.
When I was a kid, my brother and sister and I would set it up and assign names to all the people (I am the skater in the gold dress, gliding by on one leg). And sometimes we would walk past and just “accidentally” knock over our sibling’s little person.
I don’t do a tree anymore, but I do set up this village in a china cabinet, where the lights illuminate it perfectly. I leave it up through January, and sometimes, it is the only winter we get! 🙂