but I can’t say “by the chimney with care” because we don’t have a fireplace anymore. I wish we did.
The stocking in the middle here is our oldest daughter, Amanda’s. She got it for her first Christmas from her grandparents in Oregon and has used it ever since, even though the rest of us have stockings with our names on them.
When the kids were little and wanted us to get up at some ungodly hour on Christmas morning we would say…”We’ll be up in a little bit, why don’t you see what Santa put in your stockings.” That might buy us another half hour or so but the risk was that they would eat the candy that was usually in there and be hyper. Sometimes I remembered to say “Don’t eat the candy!”
Now that they are all older and living on their own “Santa” puts more practical gifts in there like travel size toiletries, lotto tickets, socks that kind of stuff. Yeah, a couple of pieces of candy too.
Do you have stockings? Have a fireplace to hang them by? What do you use as stocking stuffers?