Fancy Friday~Stockings

Homemade Christmas Stockings

Preparing for Christmas by hanging stockings, is a century old tradition.  There are many stories around how this tradition was started, but they all point back to St. Nicholas.  Children began to leave stockings and shoes by the chimney with hopes that little goodies would be left by St. Nick, a man known for his care of the poor.

Homemade Christmas Stockings
When the stockings come out of the Christmas boxes…well, this is when I get a little giddy!  This is the moment I know that Christmas is here!

Homemade Christmas Stockings

Usually I save unwrapping them to the very end…after the tree is decorated. About three years ago, I decided to make new stockings for each of my kids by hand.  This year, for our homeschool art co-op class, I taught the kids to make them!

Homemade Christmas Stockings


Their imaginations and ideas, sparked the Christmas spirit!



Homemade Christmas StockingsWhen Christmas morning comes, my kids save opening their stockings for last.  It’s their favorite part of the morning!  There is something about discovering little surprises and gifts tucked in the corners of the stocking!

Homemade Christmas Stockings

We’d love to see your stockings and hear your family tradition around hanging them!  What makes them special?  What will you fill them with?


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