I found a way to put a picture on a hot pad without messing up the picture. The hot pad is more than usable and should not disturb the picture. The tree is on everyday that I don't have to do errands. It is enjoyable. The Village is in the dining room and the presents are being made in the sewing room. Pictures are taken in the bedroom. Every room is joyous. Oh, forgot, the kitchen smells of good treats. My bloggers have come forth with some delicious dishes. I am looking forward to breakfast with my girlfriend on Christmas eve morning.