Saturday, 31 December 2011

Our New Stocking Tradtition

This year while organizing our Christmas advent calendar, I started looking at many different traditions.  There are so many interesting ideas on the internet that it is hard to decide what would be most meaningful for our family.
One new tradition that I thought up has to do with our stockings.  Each year we unpack them with all the other decorations and they sit around until we use them for Christmas day and then they are packed away again new the end of the year.

I thought it would be a neat idea to make the stockings like a mini time capsule.  Each year at the end of the year I'll take a picture of the boys with their stocking.  They also made a picture for themselves and we wrote a letter about the year for each stocking.  Next year when we unpack the decorations we can take a look back at how things have changed. I hope to start a little photo album or scrapbook to save our stocking capsules over the years.

Some ideas for the stockings would be:
Picture drawn by children
Letter written by children
Letter you write to the kids
Predictions or hopes for the new year
Happy Birthday to Me and my cousin Alexandra today!
Many blessings to you all for the new year.


  1. Oh how I love this!!! What a fabulous, fabulous tradition!!! I'd make Christmas last forever if I could, so we're just now taking down our decorations. So glad I found this in the nick of time! Definitely doing it before our stockings go into storage!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. We did it! Our time capsules are tucked away! Loved it so much, I wanted to share it with others. You can see what you inspired here:

    Thanks again, Meaghan!!