The weather has been absolutely wonderful here in Miami. We have had temperatures from the low 50’s to the high 40’s and I’m loving it! Friends, I actually get to wear sweaters and boots. “Yippee”!! It’s really beginning to look and feel like Christmas. All we need is some snow flurries (a girl can dream right). Anyway, a Christmas tradition of mine is building a Christmas Village. There is a story behind this Christmas village. A long time ago when I was first married, I began to build a Christmas village. Every year I would add a house and some little people to it. I remember going shopping with my mom and picking new items to my village with her. As the years passed, my village grew bigger and prettier.
This is my Christmas Village that I set up every year on my dining room buffet. This village has become a tradition that I look forward to every year. You see this village reminds me of the times I went shopping with my mom and that light house you see over there, well that’s the last piece she gave me before she passed.
I love this little village and believe me there is more of it, but it just doesn’t all fit on my buffet table therefore it’s safely stored away. It is a Christmas Village that I now set up every year with my daughter, so that one day I will pass some of my pieces to her and she can begin her own Christmas village someday.
Thank you for going down memory lane with me today. That is what’s so special about the Holidays for me. They always tend to bring back memories of precious times spent with loved ones that are here and also passed on. I know that this Christmas Village brings nostalgic memories to me and I hope that my daughter will create her own with her family some day.
What Christmas traditions do you have that have been passed down from your family? Are there any you have begun with your own family? I’d love to hear them, but in the meantime thank you for visiting this blog and keep creating beautiful memories with your loved ones.