To be fair, we were newlyweds eating every meal at the breakfast bar because we didn’t have a kitchen table. We had bigger things to worry about than decorating for our first Christmas. My mom lent us a few small decorations, but our home was decidedly not festive. I was shopping at Target a few days before Christmas, and saw advent calendars on sale. I didn’t even care that it wasn’t a good deal. I bought it, brought it home, and filled it with peppermint bark bells. And Luke and I proceeded to “backdate” our calendar by eating all the candy up to the current date (practically Christmas). Whoops.