A little tree decorated this year with bits of the vintage button collection, a head start on the gift wrapping,
and the letters I have yet to mail,
the old ladder from the dairy barn providing another spot to hang a wreath,
and the simple nativity, positioned differently every day by the children.
A subtle and understated Christmas is what we're creating, definitely one of our own making. The collection of reminders growing each year, slowly and in stark contrast to what I find just past the doorstep.