Holly Days: Christmas Time is Here

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Time is Here

It's officially Christmas in the Torrico home. How do I know this? Because my Department 56 Christmas in the City Village is up!

For those of you who aren't familiar, Department 56 is a company that makes a few different kinds of Christmas villages. They also make a Halloween one & other things geared towards the holidays, but they are famous for their villages. They have made them into collector's items & each village piece is exquisite all on it's own!

My Mom collects the Dickens' Village Series, my sister collects the North Pole & I collect the Christmas in the City pieces.

My Mom always had her village displayed proudly during Christmas growing up. When my sister & I were old enough, she asked if we would like to start our own Department 56 villages. Uhmmmmm, of course! Ever since, my Mom has added to my sister's & my collections each year for Christmas.

While mine is no where near the size of hers (it's massive, folks...massive), I'm pretty proud of my little Christmas town.


  1. fantastic photos!

    so fun!

    We put up our tree last night. SO fun, for Connor. I love these traditions to start with my kids!

  2. I just went and browsed online. I think I'd pick Elfland, North Pole or Williamsburg. =]

  3. You made the finalist! http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/2010/12/vote-for-your-favorite-holiday-card.html