The journaling here says, "One of the sweetest things was that a week before Chanukah, Sam found the page with the Brachot in his Siddur. He ran to get a piece of paper, wrote it down, and taped it to the window.
The day Chanukah began, he prepared his menorah hours beforehand.
Otherwise, Chanukah was a flurry of presents, latkes, chagiga, sufganiyot, and candle lighting."
The best part is that the little sign that Sam made? I got to throw it out, but it is still preserved. Memories without the clutter.