Ah yes.... Christmas stockings.
A tradition I grew up with; stockings made for each great grandchild by my Gee-Gee.
Gee used those felt and sequin kits (I think you can still buy), and a whole lot of love and time when she poured herself in to our sparkly stockings!
When I married, my mom offered to send my stocking with me into my new life and home.
Alas I couldn't imagine breaking up the ensemble of seven red and green stockings. Mine was at the top, and there was one for each brother and sister.
Since Gee-Gee was gone, Mom took up where she left off and made me and AJ two new sparkly stockings of her own design.
Then came Zachary Christian, and I designed one for him. It was so much fun!
And the next one too, for Clay.
But after that, I own that I have asked myself "WHY" did I start such a labor intensive tradition?!!! This year I am stuck making TWO at a time since I never got on the ball for Carolina.
I do know why though.
It is a gift I give my children. They can say momma made a stocking just for each of them, and at a season when time, energy, and creativity were at a minimum.
I want little Bryce to have a symbol of my love for him, just as Zachary does.
And so... it is my privilege to apply myself once again. Here are some pictures of the first four, and IF I complete the other two (which I started this week), I will show them off as well!
4 years ago