Thursday, December 09, 2010

Advent Calendar Grab Bag - Christmas Stockings

When I was very young (not sure just how old) my aunt gave my brother and me a Christmas Stocking each. They were quite large, and were made of red mesh fabric. We used the stockings each year for the presents we received from Santa. When my own daughter was born in 1976 I made her a red fabric stocking and painted a picture of Santa, and her name, on the front. She still displays this stocking despite being 34 years old! When my step-children (both older than my own daughter) presented us with grandchildren I made each of them (a total of 5) a stocking - also painted with a Santa picture and their name. These are also hung each year. The oldest grandchild has just turned 15!

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