I usually don't put up my tree this early but I was inspired by Pea of Pea's Corner. She has so much Christmas spirit and enthusiasm, that it's rubbing off on me. I even started my own little Christmas Town. Pea has a very impressive Christmas Village...You really need to go over and take a look at it. CLICK HERE.
Here's the beginnings of my little Christmas Town...and YES, that's my Christmas tree. I have another Christmas tree up and it's a whopping 9 inches tall...hehehe...I'm working my way up to the really BIG tree that's about the size of a Charlie Brown tree. As you can see, my little town is small right now with only a gingerbread house, sleigh riders, reindeer & elves, Santa & kids, two sign posts and the Christmas tree. I wanted so much more, but $$ the cost...OUCH! My town will just have to grow a little at a time...There's an ordinance against the massive & fast growth of the town, so says the mayor...Jimmy. But I have control of the treasury, so we'll see. *G*
Here's a closeup of my cute gingerbread house...it lights up and did I mention that the reindeer fly??? Anyway they sway back & forth to look like they're flying. Today Jimmy & I went in search of a new small fiberoptic Christmas tree and there were none to be found. Yesterday & today we went to several stores and we were very surprised to see so many empty shelves and Christmas items on sale...You would think that Christmas was over already. I guess that's what happends when they put the Christmas decorations out right after Halloween. So, since I didn't get a new Christmas tree, I started my Christmas town instead.
On another note...while I was looking at Christmas pictures I came across this Christmas postcard...Yes, it's really me and it's where I got my profile picture from. My paternal grandparents must have had it made. Ah...I remember this day very well...I was an ONLY child back then (at least I thought so) and I believe a little bit spoiled too. I love you big brother...even though you took away my "only child" status.