Theme Thursday - Lights
I have six children, two that love to help decorate for Christmas, four that want no part of it, but enjoy the results. My oldest was always the one to encourage me to go ahead and get "the village" out as soon as possible. So we came to the tradition of putting up the village in the first week of Advent.
Now Ceci has taken his place. She loves it as much, and helps set up, rearranges until she is happy with placement of everyone. It's fun to see the changes day to day.
My mother in law gave us Victoria Station on our first married Christmas long ago, in the tradition her mother had of a village under her tree. She had a house that represented each of her children, with hot wheel cars representing their cars, etc.
The different thing we did starting last year is add battery led lights, which helps up put them anywhere without worrying about power chords.
This year the round table seemed perfect for a village scene with the electric train running around. Something Ceci is happily playing with many times a day.