Two Christmases ago, when Ryan was just a little non-mobile guy and Nathan was two, I remember decorating for Christmas and thinking that I should really make my boys some Christmas stockings.
This past Christmas, after putting up all of the non-breakable decorations I had available, I thought the same thing. I had a three-year-old and a one-year-old with no stockings, and Nathan at least was getting old enough to understand and enjoy stockings.
I spent about a week of Dave’s Christmas break sketching a fantastically complicated and beautiful stocking. Then, three days before Christmas, I threw that out and started on a much simpler concept, which I nevertheless failed to complete for Christmas Eve.
But I would like to report that I am totally ahead of schedule for next Christmas. It’s only January, and I’ve already completed the boys’ stockings! How organized is that?
And best of all, I really like them. I’m glad I ditched my original idea, because these are simple in concept but (in my humble opinion) lovely in execution. Nathan’s is the red one and Ryan’s the blue, and I like them both a lot. I think they’ll be sturdy enough to last, too.