Deck the halls
There's something about putting things away in a box for a year that makes it extra exciting to rediscover them. As a portal to the past, each ornament is a memory to celebrate, pieces that together tell the story of the present. I loved watching the Wsol story being written on their tree as they decorated. Sweet memories were relived when the silver reindeer that were used in their Christmas wedding came out along with the story about how the kids rearrange and play with them every year. Vivian and Fin enjoyed showing me their elves and playing with leftover tree branches as their mom and dad planned out where to hang the brand new Christmas lights they got for outisde. It really is the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you are a kid.