In an earlier post, I wrote about my enjoyment in mailing holiday cards. It's also great to receive them and these are always displayed in our home. (Do you do the same?)
Our decorating got off to a late start because we both had colds that dragged on from Thanksgiving into the second week of December. But, once we got started, Santas, reindeer and snowmen were soon hung on most doors and walls.
This snowball trio were "surprises" left outside our door a couple of years ago by former next-door neighbors who have since moved to another NH city. We sent them a photo of these jolly "faces."
We've collected quite a few other snowmen and moose figures since then, several of which have been given by friends here. (Hint: if you don't want a collection to expand, never mention to anyone that you "like" some things. In Virginia, it was penguins and frogs. In NH, it's snowmen and moose.)
This year the New England village was expanded to include a train and station as well as more "villagers." The centerpiece Christmas tree was given to us by a former Virginia neighbor before we moved; she said it "needed a new home" and it's found one too.
This year we added some new ornaments that were handmade locally in NH. This is something we're trying to do each year. In so doing we donated ones that these replaced. (Didn't you just know there would be a snowman or penguin in these new additions?)