This will be our first Christmas as a family of three and we will be celebrating at home this year. You know what that means... we need our own Christmas stockings.
Growing up I always had the same knit stocking (that my grandma made??? Dad, is that right?). My whole family had knit stockings with our names on the top. I loved mine. Every year when we would pull out the Christmas bins we would search to find our stockings so we could hang them up on the mantle. (But as of two or three years ago they are no where to be found, kind of sad really)
Dallin also had the same stocking growing up. His mother made their whole family's. They are all beautifully embroidered with different Christmas designs. He loved his too.
Where am I getting with this? Well I have a dilemma. I really want stockings, but I can't decide what to do. I was thinking about making (or buying, but probably making) new stockings every couple of years. Then they would always match the Christmas decorations that year. But at the same time I loved having the same stocking every year, and who really cares if the stockings match the decorations perfectly right? They are all Christmasy. However if we have the same stockings every year I want them to be special, and thought about, not just put together a week or two before Christmas.
Does any one else have this problem? Seriously I have it for my whole house, I am afraid of buying anything because I have decided exactly what I want it to look like and what if when I do decided the items purchased won't match. I really hope I am not alone here... but I could be. Anyway back to the stockings...
Here is my question to you, Did you have the same stocking every year? Did you like that? Do you think that anyone would really care about having different ones every couple years?
And just for some eye candy, here are some of the stockings I am thinking about making
Which ones do you like best? And what do yours look like?