The Christmas stockings on the left are one metre (approx 3 feet) long; a tradition started when my two boys were quite little. They are a lot bigger now ans we still follow the tradition of ‘stuffing’ the stockings. Since they are older, Santa gives them socks and t-shirts and pyjamas and underwear and shorts and books and still the ocassional chocolate. My husband and I have taken over responsibility for the big gifts.
The blue stocking belongs to my oldest son. It was made from a craft panel and lined with fleecy stretch fabric. It was made when he was about three years old. When he was five and a half years old, my younger son was born. I had been thinking up to this point that I didn’t have to rush making my younger sons stocking, cause he wouldn’t know. I woke up in the middle of the night and realised that my logic was flawed. My younger son wouldn’t know, but my oldest son would; I needed to make the stocking before Christmas.
I had a difficult time finding a Christmas stocking craft panel in a different colour and style, but it was worth it. Every year when they empty their stockings I smile and remember.