Is it just me, or does anyone else dislike the phrase ‘Holiday Season’? I know it’s meant to sound all-inclusive, but it’s so bland and corporate sounding. Perhaps we should try to come up with a better alternative. How about ‘The-time-of-year-when-we-must-find-presents-our-kids-want-but-won’t-be-too-noisy-or-annoying-or-expensive?’ Too long? Okay, how about ‘The-season-of-gaining-weight-from-cookies’?
Do I sound like a Scrooge? I actually do enjoy the HS. In particular, I love hanging the felt stockings my mom made for each member of the family. There’s just something great about using a stocking that someone you love took the time to make.
Here are the (super easy) instructions, courtesy of mom:
1. Cut two pieces of felt into exactly the same sized stocking shape.
2. Cut out names and decorations you want to use and sew them on to the top piece of the stocking. Make sure to do this before sewing the two stockings together.
3. Sew the two stockings together using an easy running stitch or a blanket stitch.
4. Make a loop on top for hanging.
And have a merry ‘I-love-my-kids-but-two-weeks-of-vacation-is-really-quite-enough’ day!
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