My husband grew up in the the Black Forest of Germany, where they have the most festive holiday decorations, warm white twinkly lights everywhere and cheery Christmas markets with spiced cider, fresh candied pecans and vendors selling all kinds of handmade delights. It’s pure magic.
We’re looking forward to taking our kids there someday so they can experience it firsthand. In the meantime, we have fun bringing some German-inspired traditions into our home.
We made this Advent wreath out of wooden train tracks, but this could be adapted to whatever materials you may have on hand.