I bought this little advent candle holder many years ago when the kids were still small. It's a ring of children from around the world holding banners that say Joy, Peace and Hope.
The years have been hard on what was not exactly meant to be a family heirloom.
I wonder if it was even meant to hold real burning candles as part of one girl's head has been burned off by hot wax.
It held special memories for them as we would light a new candle every week in Advent during dinner.
When my college senior daughter was home for thanksgiving she reminded me to be sure to bring it out for Advent.