Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Something Meaningful in Their Stocking

I'm not sure if I can even post this as a Works for Me Wednesday tip because I haven't actually tried it. But, as I was getting the kids' Christmas stockings out of storage a few weeks ago and hanging them on the mantel, I had an idea.

The kids were eager to hold their stockings and immediately stuck their hands down in them to see if anything was inside, but they were empty. So, I had the thought that it would neat if before we packed away the stockings after Christmas this year, we wrote a note to each child and put it in their stocking for them to find and read the next December.

The note could be particular things about each child we are thankful for and/or memorable stories from the year. But, I think it would be a meaningful tradition to start!

Maybe we'd even have the kids write notes to each other and put them in the stockings.

Anybody else do something like this?


  1. No, but I think this is a WONDERFUL idea and I'd start it up if I were you...this is the second post I've read this morning with a wonderful stocking tradition going on...I've never done much with stockings. Check out Janette's Sage and read her tradition if you get the chance. If you don't already read her you will LOVE her...you can get to her from my sidebar if you need too. Have a wonderful day. HUGS

  2. What a wonderful idea!

    I think a picture would be good to go with it too.

    Have a great day.

  3. I've heard that some people write notes to each other and put them in the stockings throughout the Christmas season. That could be fun too. :)

  4. I think that's such a wonderful idea! Who wouldn't want a note of appreciate from a loved one.


I'd love to hear what you think!