We marked Advent in our quiet way, every Sunday lighting a new candle and teaching the kids another verse of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Gradually the decorations came out, and there was much excitement to be had when we finally got our tree the Saturday before Christmas.
Gathered foliage from a mostly green Advent season
"When can we light the pink candle?"
Those are some funny looking elves...
The Christmas Train - as beloved as the tree itself