MORE than three decades of classroom experience is reflected in the Christmas window decorations of Judy Redman.
The former teacher has decided to fill her window with paper lanterns and chains as she marks her first Christmas at Chalk and Chat, an educational supplies and tutoring business she began six weeks ago in David Street, which is adjacent to Albury Public School.
“I was hoping to relate it to every child that walks past, they can say ‘I made lanterns and chains at school’,” Mrs Redman said.
The former Howlong Public School assistant principal switched careers after 35 years of teaching following a car accident.
Chalk and Chat is one of 30 businesses participating in the annual Christmas windows competition organised by retail promotion group Albury Central.
Albury Central co-ordinator Amanda van Werkhoven said that figure was eight more than last year.
People can vote on their favourite display at alburycentral.com with the winner to be announced next week.
There is also a competition to win vouchers through finding elves amongst the displays.