Years ago, my grandparents delighted my sister and me (and themselves, I'm sure) when they purchased an original Department 56 Dicken's Christmas Village. Each year, I got to "build" the village and create stories and memories with my grandpa as my grandma and sister would play nearby. My grandpa's been gone almost 14 years now, but I still look forward each Christmas to setting up the village while my grandma and aunt sit nearby and chat. The village is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I hope you've got some too.