I am not sure why we were so touched by this. Maybe it's because the Larsens are a dying breed. No longer do people open their homes to complete strangers in this way. The Larsens start setting up the second week in November and when I asked how many people had come to see their Christmas Village? 75. I feel so lucky we were able to be part of that small group. And we thanked them profusely for opening their home to us. She even gave us her phone number and told us to come back next year. If we come at night and call first - they will have their whole house lit up. We will look forward to that!