WILLIAMSPORT — With 21 decorated Christmas trees in her home this year, Marjorie Colbert finally might have reached her limit.
Trees on the first floor have playful and serious themes — Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, the Chicago Bears, giraffes.
One has G.I. Joe action figures. Another includes a starfish, a seahorse and other water creatures as part of a light interpretation of “Fishers of Men,” a reference to Jesus Christ talking to followers.
In the finished basement, more trees are extravagantly designed.
One has trolls. One has sock monkeys. Another is covered with super-hero figurines.
“I wanted to be a fashion designer,” Colbert said. “I got married and had kids. It was pushed to the side.”
She said she got a chance to be creative every Halloween by making costumes for her children.
In 2000, Colbert decorated a small Christmas tree for a contest at the Washington, D.C., office of her husband, Brian Colbert, who is a computer systems analyst in the administrative office of the U.S. Courts.