Crazy schedules are a way of life for the Albright family. So what’s Paige’s secret to keeping her angst to a minimum during the holidays? She starts decorating at the beginning of Advent, four weeks before Christmas.
While the boys attend an annual children’s Advent workshop, Paige and husband Carl set up the live tree in the living room. Paige says, “I like to have it up early, otherwise time gets away from us.”
The Albright’s mantel and fireplace are dressed in greenery gathered from the yard. Silver mint julep cups and little camel figures Paige purchased in Istanbul rest among the boughs. The fireplace fender and mirror, both passed down from grandparents, add a golden touch to this holiday scene.