This year, following Hubby's increased interest in liturgical worship, we've done more with Advent than in the past. Curly made a little Advent calendar; Hubby has led a new/old song at church called Creator of the Stars of Night; he reads to the kids from an Advent devotional for kids; and we have family Advent candles for the first time. They aren't the traditional purple and pink, as the store was out of those colors. Apparently we aren't alone in lighting Advent candles.
(I showed Abi the configuration of the candles, let her touch each one, and explained how they were lit in sequence. She informed me that they looked like a family, standing in a cluster like that.)