Handmade and Personalized Family Christmas Stockings
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.
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.
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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