Who stands guard at Christmas?
At my house about 30 nutcrackers do. I didn't set out to have a nutcracker collection, it just sort of happened. When we were first married, my husband bought one that was on sale during a day when he got an extra discount where he worked. The next year he bought another one, and he did it again the next year. Once you have three of something, I think it's a collection.
After that, it really wasn't planned, we'd pick one up every year or so if we loved it and the price was right. So, we had six or seven of them.
Then I took the "collection" to school for E.L.F. Workshop (Eaton's Lots'a Fun Workshop). I thought it would make a good independent project for the kids to draw and work on while I was helping others with their bigger projects. Well... I guess that gave the kids the idea, so I ended up getting a couple at the Christmas party that year. The next year I had eight or nine to take for models on E.L.F. Day... Again I opened another one or two at the Christmas party. Then the next year... and the next year... and the next...
So, my class will be having E.L.F. Workshop at the beginning of this week. We'll be having a party at the end of this week. Hmmm... I wonder if I'll have any additions to my collection.