T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stocking Traditions...

Results are in from the Stocking Poll - seems 50% of households participating in the poll report that both kids and adults get their stockings filled by Santa. In the other households it is split - 25% just kids and the other 25% anyone and anything (including stuffed animal friends) have their stockings filled by Santa.

In our household, anyone or anything hanging a stocking is visited by Santa - always. We open all our gifts Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas morning we enjoy the treasures Santa left. And, of course, we always leave cookies for him - he never seems to leave any for us to finish in the morning.

The photo to the side shows our stockings. From left to right: T Rex Dad, T Rex, and T Rex Mom. Yes, you can give me grief for having the biggest stocking but there is a good reason for it.

About thirty-something years ago I came home from the hospital in that stocking on Christmas day. I was not born on Christmas, but close to it. I actually had to stay in the hospital for a while due to some health issues. I was not premature but actually the exact opposite - my poor dear mother. T Rex was 2 weeks late - I can almost relate to what she experienced. I am really hoping Little Girl decides to bless us with an earlier appearance.

My stocking has been with me since I was born - literally. I don't ever expect it to be full. But it definitely has sentimental value for me and I hope to always be able to put it up.

Now, onto the giveaway winner...

This is someone who might actually get to wrap her newborn baby in a stocking on Christmas...

Here is what she wrote about their Christmas Eve family traditions and who gets stockings:

The kids mostly...but I have in recent years decided...I want one too. Which means, Mr. Morten get's one as well.

We go over to my mom's and have and early dinner and a program with the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible. Then we go out and do a Spirit of Christmas service. Next we come home and give our gifts to Jesus. Open one present (pajamas). Watch a Christmas movie (the Nativity) sing Christmas carols..light candles and go to bed.

Or something like that! ;)

Thanks, Everyone, who participated and have a wonderful weekend!


septembermom said...

It's nice that you have the same stocking each year. How sweet to think you were carried home as a baby in that stocking! I just bought new stockings for the kids and I'm so excited to fill them this year.

Congrats to Emily too!

Emily said...

Woooo HOoooo!!

I can't believe it! I have never in all my days won something so grand!

Thanks a mill!

Nina said...

What a great stocking. That must have so much meaning to you. Our stockings have changed over the years and nothing special about them. I would hold onto that one forever.

Jenners said...

I hope your stocking is always filled to the brim!