The Christmas season has finally arrived. Our office display takes us back to a Victorian time period, where one strolls along cobble stone streets with street lamps lite by candle light. A walk along our grand avenue brings you past The Victoria Palace where a magnificent Christmas Ball is in progress. After the ball, everyone is sure to gather at the neighboring Restaurant to enjoy a late night delicacy. If you continue down the avenue, pass the majestic Cathedral, you can hear the carolers singing Silent Night. Further along you pass by the Bakery, where you can catch not only a whiff of Gingerbread cookies but also one of hot chocolate which is being sold by a street vender just outside the shop. Last but not least, a stroller would come across the village Toy Shoppe. Where today the shop’s owner is displaying his skills as a puppeteer for the enjoyment of his patrons.
Down the hill from the grand avenue there are children skating on the local frozen pond. A young lady is being taxied, via horse and sleigh, past the town’s center and its giant, colorfully, lite Christmas tree. Further down the way, we pass the town’s band stand/ gazebo, a location which the carolers will surely stop at as they work their way around the town. In the park next door, you can see a large group of children building a full-sized snow man; while the local shoe cobbler helps mend one of the young lads’ shoes. All in all, a bustling scene of Christmas activity; which goes to show you something’s change very little over the decades.
George and I also wish to encourage all to contemplate the true “reason for the season”. We encourage you to take time to share the gifts received from God with others; especially those whom maybe struggling either economically, emotionally or physically. Make time to share the gift of your time with loved ones and friends. And finally take time to share the joy of this season with those in our local community. We wish a Merry Christmas to all of our family, friends, Clientele and of course, to those presently serving on active duty in all of our Military Services.
(Below are pictures from our office Victorian Christmas tablescape.)