It is Christmas time and it’s the time of year when many people in Victoria want to make a splash with their holiday homes.
Some people even get to spend their day inside.
And that’s exactly what happened in one of Victoria’s most popular holiday homes in the northern suburbs of Richmond and Campbelltown.
Residents of the home in Sandbanks said it was an easy task to keep a festive atmosphere and make sure that they got enough snow on their property, even if it was only one inch or two inches of snow.
“We have always been able to get the best of both worlds.
It’s always the same, a great family atmosphere, great outdoor activities, and the Christmas tree and decorations are always outstanding,” said John Kavcic, who lives in the home with his wife, Jill.
“You can just relax and enjoy the trees and decorations.
There’s just something so much more to this place than just a snow rink and ice rink.”
The Kavcs are part of the family who own the home and have been there for more than 100 years.
For decades they’ve had guests who wanted to make sure the decorations were done properly and the house had plenty of snow on hand.
They were also there to get people out and about, including to help with the decorations, said Kavciks, who added that he often brings his wife and daughter along.
“She’s always been a really great helper and is always here for us, so it’s really great,” said Jill.
The Kaws are very loyal to the tradition of decorating their home and their childrens holiday home, said the couple.
“They have always made sure that the decor is beautiful, the house is really beautiful, and it makes them feel special.
They really appreciate our love for decorating, and I really appreciate it,” said Kaws.
“It’s great to see them, we love them, and they really do care about it.”
The snow plows are used to clean the snow that falls on the snow rink every year, and for the last year the Kaws have been taking it down.
They plan to continue doing that for the rest of the winter, but with a couple of inches of new snow coming down, it may be a while before they’re able to move forward with the decorating.
“That’s the main thing.
I think it’s going to be a long time before we can get those decorations back up and going again, but I know we will do everything in our power to make that happen,” said Jannik.
“The kids really enjoy decorating and the adults are just as happy, and that’s a really nice Christmas.”
The family has had to replace the snow skis in their home to ensure that the decorations don’t get stuck.
The Kaws said that even if the decorations are still not up to scratch, they plan to keep decorating the home.
“It’s a big holiday and there’s always going to need to be some sort of decoration, so you have to keep the decorations going and make it so it looks beautiful,” said Gill.