The art of the stocking
Some say the stocking is the main event, I say the most exciting and wonderful pocket of joy and little presents, that will keep children entertained for hours. Be it a stocking or a pillowcase, or maybe something entirely different. I suppose it doesn’t really matter it’s the joy the stocking brings that counts. As a child my pillowcase really was the highlight of the day, albeit often opened at 5am and I guess many years even earlier in the morning. When I was a little older I started organising my little sisters ‘stocking’, I think this started me on my journey of loving all things Christmas..
The thrill of waking and finding a stash of gifts, full of surprises and glee, a gateway into what might be waiting for under the tree is one of my most beloved childhood memories. This little tradition is so very important, so we have pulled together a fabulous little range of small sized presents and some bundles of gifts so to get the stocking gifting on its way.
In our home the stocking is always from Santa, with one or two gifts from our parents, or family that will fit. The stocking should be full of fun, or little things that could be useful of Christmas day. Always a great spot for a pair of novelty socks or Christmas themed something that can be worn or used that day. This also allows the big gifts to be from parents & family, especially important this year.
Also, if you can place one or two items from their Christmas list, something you know they have really coveted, but make sure it doesn’t blow the surprise of the main present, a teaser one would say. If you have a gamer, this could be that Nintendo switch game they’ve asked for, This will also give them something to play with before everyone get up…