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Woman Carries on Christmas Tradition 75 Years in the Making

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By: Melissa Toupin

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Each year Jane Shepard decorates every inch of her North Attleboro home with Christmas figures. It's a tradition her frat her began 75 years ago. The center piece is a snowy village with decorations collected from across the world.

"It means a great deal to me because my father put a lot of love into it. He always loved Christmas, and that was his favorite time of the year. After he died it was like shall we put it up? And yes," said Shepard. "He's been gone for 10 years, and 10 years later it is still up, and if he was here today he would be so proud to see it."

Shepard estimates there are more than 500 Christmas figures in her house. It takes her a full week to decorate.

The display will stay up until after the new year for friends and family to enjoy. Then each will be individually wrapped and carefully put away until next year.

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