In order to spread some Christmas cheer this holiday, we paid a visit to the local retirement village. We wanted to say "Merry Christmas" to the little one's Great Grandma and her friends. We are so happy we went, because the village was so beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the chapel this gorgeous pointsettia tree was at the side wall in the chapel. It's vibrant colors must have caught everyone's attention, as it did ours.
Great Grandma was thrilled to have these little ones visit her.
The Santa collection was donated by one of the residents, and they fascinated these children.
How nice it was of her to share her collection, to be displayed in the various visiting rooms of the lobby.
The ornately done Nativity sets were also viewed with quiet admiration, by each of the children. I saw at least four different sets on display. I wondered what was going through this little one's mind as she stared at the precious manger scene?
"Frosty the Snowman" smiled from his seat on the old wooden sleigh, and was happy with the kisses he received from the children.
The winter wonderland display, with skaters and sledders also captivated them. The temptation to touch was almost more than they could handle:)
The old train circled the stone wall. Round and round it went. Each car was filled with different products, including loads of small Christmas trees.
I can't imagine the joy it brought the residents as they heard these little ones wish them a "Merry Christmas"(at my instruction, of course). They told this lady that Santa might come to see her:)
Young ones and older ones in the same setting, at two totally different points of life, sharing together for a few hours on this day, less than two weeks before Christmas.
Hope you enjoyed their festive visit.