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Dozens of trees fill woman’s home for Christmas

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Christmas trees fill woman's home

SIDNEY CENTER (WBNG) -- From the outside of Bobbi Falank's home, you wouldn't know she loves Christmas.

"I don't decorate the outside, I'm in the middle of nowhere, I have two neighbors, and there's no point," she said.

But when you take a step inside, her love for the holidays is quite obvious.

Dozens of Christmas trees fill her home, a collection that's been growing for years.

"It started when I was younger and living on my own, poor, I found a tree on the street, dragged it inside, decorated it with whatever I could. And still I find a lot of these trees, people just discard, throw them away, and I take them in and I repurpose them," said Falank.

Each tree is a different theme. From sunflowers, to airplanes, to the 'everything tree' made up of projects Falank's son has made through his school years. One tree even comes complete with snow.

"My family might say I have a problem because any time I see a tree, whether it's at a garage sale, at a curb, I will pick it up," said Falank.

But when guests come by and see her home, she's met with a smile.

"Awe, they're just in awe. And they take pictures of themselves with every tree," said Falank. "I hope that they feel warm and cozy and loved because that's how it makes me feel."

It's a feeling that makes it all pay off.

"That makes me feel tremendously happy, yeah. Just seeing the joy on their face, that I could bring that to them," she said.

So while Falank is lighting up faces this year, her work never really ends.

"I'm trying to figure out where I can put other trees. Maybe an upside down tree?"

She's already thinking of ways to spruce things up for next year.

Annie Flaherty

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