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Christmas Village

Christmas Village

Christmas Village; Tips to keep it simple but beautiful! How do you keep those pesky cords from tangling? See how with this very simple tip!

Today I took down my Christmas village so I thought I would share it with you.  I do not take it down right after Christmas because it is too much work to set up!  

Also, it is a snowy scene so I figure it can be up as long as my snow decorations are.  

We have lived in 8 houses in our 32 years of marriage and the village has grown in each one.  This house has a perfect place to put a good sized village and I have filled it up.  

My rule for myself now is if I get any new pieces, I must get rid of that many.  I have enough but I do enjoy it.  

I have gotten pieces from my mother-in-law’s collection, gifts for Christmas through the years, at yardsales, thrift shops and even Ebay.  

My in-laws once had a shelf running around the top few feet of their sunroom and had their village set up year round.  It was beautiful!

My Village

Here is my village. 🙂

Until Christmas we have the tree set up in the middle of the village.

Christmas village with Christmas tree in the middle

After Christmas, I take down the tree and just leave the village up with the snowmen until sometime in February or early March.

Christmas village on waist high shelf and 4 more shelves on wall and clock in the middle

And closer shots so you can see each piece better.  I was excited to find the chickens at Walmart this year; of course I HAD to find room for them. 🙂  

You can also see Lego snowmen and some homemade things my boys have made through the years.  

Size doesn’t matter too much in my village; all are welcome. 🙂

closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


closer views of the village houses and people


My “Snow”

I use white towels for the snow.  I do not want to have a mess of that cottony stuff or anything that will get little pieces all over.  This is so easy and works great.  

How to pack away the light cords

The white towels are also great for wrapping the light cords inside for storage.  I spread them all out and then kind of fold/roll them up so they don’t get tangled.  They then go into the bins with the village for padding between the pieces; win-win-win.

white towel on counter with light cords laid out on top

white towels in bin and cords wrapped in them


white towel with light cords folded up inside

white towels folded in gray bins

The Cords

One of the best things I have bought is the cords with 3 or 5 lights on them.  All of those single lights with their own cord had to go!  This is so much neater and easier to handle.  

Having 3 or 5 bulbs on one cord gets rid of SO MANY cords and even more importantly, plugs. I do still use these multi plug units.  

I have just a few pieces to plug in and it is all lit up!

village lights plugged into wall with triple plug

The Bins

The village is packed carefully into bins. They are labeled 1 of 5, 2 of 5 and so on. I’ve had to change the numbers a few times as I’ve added bins.

plastic bins piled in storage

The lights wrapped into the towels go a few at a time on top of the bins for padding.

I also have a list of where each piece goes so I remember from year to year. They all fit just so and this way I don’t waste time moving them all around because the cords don’t reach, etc. Who has time for all of that?

hand written list of where my village pieces go for next year

My tip for keeping the cords untangled and other great organizing tips are found in Organized Christmas Hacks You Need to Try

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