Christmas village display are a beautiful addition to any holiday home. They are often placed beneath the Christmas tree but can be placed on mantles, countertops, and other areas. Small vignettes can be created on side tables or other surfaces around the house to add the charm and wonder of Christmas to any room. Some families have a large display and then several vignettes in unexpected places. How you decorate with them is up to you. The Christmas village tradition was brought into my life by my husband whose family did this every year. It has been a tradition for me to buy him a new piece for “his” village each Christmas. Generally I try to get something that represents the year that is passing.