We found a surprise from Mevrouw Aly (our hostess) outside our front door when we got home from visiting on Saturday. The children were delighted, especially K, who loves to decorate. They stayed outside, rearranging the ornaments and admiring the tree, for a long time.
Later that night, when we came home from a quick run to the grocery store for Sunday food, we found that Mevrouw Aly had placed lit candle lanterns in front of the tree. It was so beautiful. Magical, really.