Handmade and Personalized Family Christmas Stockings


Christmas Stockings Family Holiday Traditions When I was 4 years old, my mom made each member of our family stockings that looked like us. Mine had two brown ponytails and freckles. My dad's had black hair, black-rimmed glasses, and a long tie. They were made out of felt and fabric and each year, my mom hung them on the wall in the most prominent place in the house.

Christmas Stockings Homemade Decorations Felt Crafts



We always looked forward to the time she'd pull them out of the box and begged for them to be the first Christmas decoration to go up. With each new child, she'd make a new stocking to add to the mix until today, we have 8 stockings, each resembling the members of my family.


Children's Crafts Holiday Homemade Decorations Christmas Stockings Last year, my sisters got together to make similar stockings for their families. I wasn't able to go, so my sister made two just for my boys. As we brought these out this year along with the other Christmas decorations, I recognized the excitement I felt growing up for "my" Christmas stocking.

What fun holiday traditions do you have?

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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