I could have had a large 2.5 meter Christmas tree in my house but this little 1 meter tree is so special to me. I bought it for my Grandmother for what became her last Christmas. She hated it. However after I left the Seniors Home (Grandview Lodge) the nursing staff told me that she did not take her eyes of it and she loved it. Ever since that time it has become the primary focus point of my home at Christmas.
My Nativity Set. It is set up in my Dinning-room. I had this since I was ten years old in CFB Rivers, Manitoba. I was brought up on Military Bases. I have added the trees in the last couple of years. People at times are not aware of the fact that this display is actually a grouping that represents a 2 year period. I always put the Jesus figure out on Christmas Eve after Midnight Mass. This is just my thing not a tradition that I might not be aware of. The Manger it self is long gone so now I set it up differently each year with out it.
Canada means in direct translation "the Village" or also the"Meeting Place". Both translations are correct. So from my Village (Canada) here displayed to all of you "Merry Christmas". Above the Christmas Village is a picture of my Grandparents that once owned this lovely old Victorian home. Also to which this Blog is dedicated to.