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!