One of our Christmas traditions involves this little cutie. For as long as I can remember, we always had an elf hiding among the branches of our Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the original (which I absconded from my parents decades ago) got lost in one of my many moves. Regardless, I was able to find one that bore a striking resemblance to the original. The kids are in charge of "hiding" our wee friend each time we put up the tree.
We have received many of our decorations from Mr. Sister's Aunts Mary and Irene. I anxiously await each Christmas to discover what treasure will be joining our home. There have been many hits, along with many misses, over the years. Sometimes, they don't remember what they have given before and we receive duplicates. This is fine by me as I save them with the intention of passing them on to the kids when they eventually grow up and leave home. This is one of the kids' favorite items.
It is an "ice skating" display, where magnets circle the town square causing the villagers to hustle and bustle about shopping and running their errands. It's a delightful display. Another favorite is our Rock and Roll Santa who be-bops about singing Jingle Bell Rock! We love him dearly and turn him on several times during the season to get our quick fix of this Christmas classic!
I am having a wonderful time sharing our decorations with you, but alas, any more will have to wait. It is 6:00am and I need to get my rear in gear, out the door and on into work. (When all I really want to do is to go back to bed!)
Have a terrific weekend!