I’m trying to build a village. A miniature village that is. I started collecting Lemax buildings and figures a few years ago. Perhaps not surprisingly, given my love for Halloween, I have several pieces from the Spookytown collection, but I also collect Christmas pieces.
I started collecting the Christmas pieces because I like the nostalgia they evoke. I loved the Department 56 collections that I would see in the mall, but by the time I finally had the space and the money to start my collection, I didn’t like their themes. I bought my Christmas piece in 2003 and my first Halloween one in 2005.
I’m fairly choosy about what piece I buy for each collection. I try to buy a new piece every year, but sometimes time gets away from me or I don’t see anything I like.
Right now I display them simply. I don’t have an elaborate village scene set up or even have them plugged in. I’ll get there one day.