A Visit to Claus Country
Our boys were enthralled with Mrs. Claus. It’s not every day she appears to read ’em a story, AND they got to eat cookies and drink hot cocoa while she told them her tales. AND even more exciting, they each received a Christmas coloring book. Needless to say they did NOT want to leave!
This large tree was the most dramatic. It was covered in beads and masks — stunning — to say the least! Others trees included woodland, patriotic, blue Christmas, and even a nutcracker-themed tree. It was an absolutely beautiful display. And the people greeters were spectacular, too. I didn’t get a photo of Frosty the Snowman, but [she] was making the rounds, wishing visitors, “Happy Birthday!” in her best Frosty-just-woke-up voice! There were kids dressed as Christmas packages, folks singing Christmas carols, and others serving refreshments and wishing us all a merry time of year. I was especially partial to Jingle the elf …
… and the grinning angel who ushered us into the music box room. The sounds of tinkling toys and merry musical pursuits filled the room as “Grandma Boots” wrapped the lovely trinkets for enthusiastic holiday shoppers.
We had a delightful time touring the trees — and what a great fundraiser for a group of kids (and their mentors!) who have been decorating trees and wreaths since the dog days of summer!
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What festive events are you attending this holiday season? Is your Christmas tree adorned with your favorite ornaments or do you wait until later to deck the halls? I’d love to know how your Christmas season is progressing — share in the comments below! Maybe your experiences will give the rest of us some new ideas. Merry Christmas, friends!