On the Fourth Day of Christmas. . . I bring you my stockings!
When I was growing up, I used to wish-oh-wish-oh-wish that we had a fireplace at our house . . . so we could hang our stockings on Christmas Eve.
But we didn't.
Now I have TWO fireplaces in my house -- and I still get a kick out of hanging stockings.
In our family, we have a fun stocking tradition that started when the kids grew out of the whole Santa thing: We fill each other's stockings!
The tradition works like this: Our group of 10 family members (Tom and I, Brian, Erin and Keith, my parents, and my sister, her husband, and my niece) each buys and wraps ONE little stocking stuffer for each other member of the family. Then, everyone delivers (or ships) their stocking stuffers to me (the Stocking Clearinghouse), and I repackage and send them back out to each family member.
Then, no matter where we celebrate, we all share the fun of opening family stocking stuffers. . . essentially, together! For most of us, this is the best part of Christmas morning! Sometimes the little gifts are practical; sometimes tasty; and sometimes (the "cane butler" comes to mind here) . . . just plain hilarious.
We have a lot of fun with our stocking stuffers in my family.
How about YOU? Are stockings part of your family holiday celebration?