I never thought I'd be a village set collector, but now that I have kids, I am. When I was a child, I remember seeing the village sets with the skating ponds at the store. I was so fascinated by them. So, Joey and I thought it would be neat to start one of our own last year. We selected the Lemax Santa's Wonderland village because it is the cutest we've seen. We thought it would be cool to create our own little North Pole. We bought two pieces last year, Santa's house and the North Pole Toyworks. This year, I found the Elf Skating Pond. It has 3 elfs skating around a pond with lights and music. It is really cute! When we got everything out of the boxes, the kids just laid on the floor and stared at them for the longest time. They especially love to watch the ice skaters, me too actually:) This is a fun tradition we have started, picking out a new piece together each year to add to our collection. Here are Aubrey & Ella looking inside the toy factory and Santa's house. They love how you can see Mrs. Clause inside her house baking a pie and Santa fast asleep.