Advent calendars to count down the days.
A Christmas tree decorated in sentimental hodge podge style.
A door festooned with cheerful greetings and cherished faces.
A winter wonderland.
Brightly wrapped packages stacked out of the children's reach.
Sugar cookies (from a mix this year) for kids and Santa Claus.
Through it all, we know that Christ is really the center of Christmas. We are grateful for the symbols of the season and the people around us that point us to Christ.