And always a reminder. A reminder of why we count the days - the anticipation of hope and peace wrapped up in a little baby.
And come Christmas morning did at last. Christmas pyjamas opened on Christmas Eve and worn on Christmas morn. Pausing, much to Mr. Man's chagrin to take a photo by the tree.
...and some enjoyed right away.
Two family Christmas dinners enjoyed by candlelight.
The last of the sparkly decorations are now all packed away.