I really like this idea of tiny gifts hanging from the pins! What a sweet idea! Tiny bags of candy, love notes, or mini ornaments to hang on the tree.
I remember as a child we had an advent wreath with candles that we would light each Sunday before Christmas. I have one now, but again, it is something put away in a box somewhere that I cannot find since we moved here a year ago.
I'm looking forward to a time when there are no unpacked boxes ... and our home is filled with family for the holidays. It has been far too long since I have spent Christmas with extended family in a home filled with laughter, love, and lights....