The candles marks were added later. I have also seen where one could put a dot for each day. My brilliant friend EC has a gorgeous one at her house. I'll see if I can get a photo.
the green is the shepherds meadow with some shepherds (copied from the same book) hanging out. We also colored some angels and added glitter glue. When the big day comes, we will put them on. Soon after Christmas day there will be another, probably shorter, path to Egypt.