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Christmas Houses, Villages and Accessories
I'm a sucker for Christmas decorations, and my favorite, by far, are miniature Christmas villages and accessories.
Through the years I've collected so many Christmas houses and accessories, it's silly, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There are probably enough houses to make several very cool Christmas villages, or even a big Christmas city, if there was the room for it.
For me, while they aren't that costly, I still have preferred the more simple, but ornate, houses. You know. The type that may have a place to sell fish, but include big hanging fish on the sides and all sorts of interesting seafood offerings as well.
Favorites of the children include a Santa ice cream shop, which are sure to include some figures of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Of course every house has to have related accessories, and in the case of my seafood market, there are all sorts of people, including workers who are carrying fish, or pails of a variety of foods for those looking for a fresh catch of the day.
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What I usually do is get a white sheet or buy some snow-looking stuff to lay as a foundation to build the rest of the Christmas village on. After all, what would a Christmas village be without snow. Right?
There is always a generous amount of trees, along with a pond and a city fountain which shoots up water in my Christmas village. It even lights up to create the delightful effects that visiting children and adults always enjoy immensely.
I also add some boxes in order to create somewhat of a mountain effect. That way there are staggered homes as if built into a side of a hill or mountain.
This probably comes from my childhood where I lived in a city that was build on the side of a huge hill.
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There are light houses and trees I use to add an extraordinary look to the overall village. Properly placed, they make the village look like a story land, which it indeed has become.
Adding Accessories to Christmas Village
Although very detailed, it is great fun to put up the little people and the things they use to finish off the overall feel and look of a Christmas village.
Every year, because there are so many of them, it is always forgotten as to all the little characters there are, and it is a time of discovery of the old as if they were new ... all over again. What fun that is!
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Christmas Villages are Compelling
As you can probably tell, I'm a Christmas decoration and village junkie. There is never too much that can be done to create a fantastic, decorative, celebratory atmosphere for me.
Some years I've even had two completely different looking trees decorated for Christmas. They were a lot of fun putting up, but a little more difficult taking down. But it's worth it to me.
Build Your Christmas Village Gradually
Well that's my little boost, encouragement and basic strategy for building a fantastic Christmas village. You don't have to start big, just get a house or two, some foundation to look like snow, and a few accessories and you're on your way. Add a little each year and you'll eventually build up a super, miniature Christmas village of your own.
By the way. Know what my next step is? I want to get a new house where I there is an extra room where I can build and add to a big Christmas city which I can keep up all year long.
Okay. Maybe I need some Christmas therapy. But I'm enjoying the ride.