As the new miniature room was finished, and we were moving the miniatures from the garage, I saw the sheets of plywood that I have used under my village in previous years. I had been going back and forth between setting up the village upstairs in the new studio, or finding a more public place for it. It doesn't help matters that our living room is octagon shaped with traffic coming and going from 4 sides. Then it hit me!
I added some snow flakes hanging from the ceiling this year. My son loving calls them "apocalyptic" snow flakes because they are so large in relationship to the scale of the people and buildings.