Wednesday, November 16, 2011

new christmas tradition

i found this beautiful stocking at Indigo and bough it on sale because i was inspired to start a new holiday tradition.  everyone enjoys having an advent calendar to count down the days until christmas [and get a nice chocolate too ;)].  but what about a creative play on the inverse of this...what about writing little notes each day--of things you are thankful for, something you enjoyed during the holiday season, etc--and putting them in a special stocking to be looked at christmas morning?

so that's what we are going to do this year.  there will be an advent calendar near some christmas stationary, and each day we can write a note and take a chocolate.  i think it will be a great way to look back at our holiday season after it's over.  it will also be a nice way to write something positive each day.

here's the pretty stocking [and it's lined too, which is perfect for putting notes in]:

well... i better get back to my art history studying *sigh* i'm so not feeling studious/focused lately.  i just want to start xmas projects, watch movies snuggled in a blanket, start reading new books, etc.... case in point: i cut out stockings today to make 1-2 more [for harlow and maybe adam too].  i already had the little felt cutouts done last year, but just never got around to making the actual stocking.  so...i will hopefully be finishing it this weekend so it can go up along with the rest of the holiday decor.

here's what it looks like so far:

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