Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Advent Calendar- Christmas Stockings

My grandparents often told of their Christmas stockings. They always contained a piece of fruit, usually an orange, a stick of peppermint, nuts, and small toys. Sometimes maybe even a silver coin could be found inside.

As a child I had a red velvet stocking with my name embroidered on it by my mother. Since we didn't have a fireplace, we always hung them on the wall. The stocking was actually always one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning. All those secret small gifts inside, and candy galore!

I would always get up before everyone else on Christmas morning. I sat there with the Christmas tree lights and would first feel all the lumps and bulges in the stocking then silently I would dump out the contents of my stocking. I can still remember the feeling of seeing each little thing appear.
Marshmallow Santa's, a bag of chocolate coins, Avon lip gloss in cute shapes, Tinkerbell perfume, bracelets, rings, jacks and all kinds of fun little trinkets. Then after looking at it all, I would put it back inside as though I had never seen it and wait for everyone else to get up.

This is the eighteenth blog in the series by GeneaBloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2012.

1 comment:

  1. My parents didn't believe in Chrismtas stockings, so I never got to feel the joy you did on Christmas morning with your stocking. When our son was born, my husband and I decided to start a stocking tradition, so now I get to feel happy and joyous for me (I love seeing my son's reactions at what he finds) and for my son Nicholas (who looks forward to all kinds of little trinkets).