The beauty of Christmas stockings...
Christmas stockings have always been something special in my family. Not only are they always filled with the most amazing and wonderful goodies ~ stockings are taken very seriously in my family ~ but each one is a thing of beauty. My green Christmas stocking, seen above, was made for me by my grandmother when I was a little girl. It looks like an ordinary Christmas stocking to anyone else, but I still remember getting it and knowing, even then, that I had something special. Thirty years and many moves later, I am still hanging it and treasuring it.
My grandmother, a wonderfully creative and talented woman, now makes Christmas stockings for everyone in the family ~ it was one of those things that became a tradition over time. People would marry, or have children, and inevitably my grandmother would make them a Christmas stocking. She has made some beautiful ones over the years ~ one of my brothers has a knitted one that is absolutely exquisite ~ and all of them are different. It's a rite of passage, in a way, and a wonderful holiday tradition.
Do you have a holiday tradition that is a particular favorite?