Today I want to share one of our favorite holiday traditions … the Thanksgiving stocking!!
Each year to kick off the actual Christmas season, we give Thanksgiving stockings. Given after the Thanksgiving meal is cleaned up and everyone is ready for a nap – except the children! – these stockings contain the most wonderful assortment of goodies. We figured out early in our marriage that it is no fun to give Christmas ornaments and such on Christmas because you cannot enjoy them through the season …. hence the beginning of the Thanksgiving stocking.
Here are some of the things we generally put in the Thanksgiving stockings:
new Christmas ornaments
Christmas socks, pjs and tee shirts/sweaters
Christmas movies and books
Christmas scented candles
Christmas coloring books and puzzles
Christmasy coffee or cocoa mix
Christmas Peeps (the girl’s favorite!)
any of the little Christmas goodies you find at Target, Wal Mart, etc.
Christmas photo frames
… the list could go on forever!!
Who gets a Thanksgiving stocking?
EVERYONE!! If you spend Thanksgiving with us, you get a stocking. Of course, we do the biggest one for the girl but we love to give everyone who shares the holiday with us a little something.
What’s a special holiday tradition in your home?