This year, more than others, I am really impatient for Christmas to arrive, and longing to throw myself wholeheartedly into the festive spirit. It’s been a long year, unusually busy and full of work and as a family we are looking forward to some down time together.
So while the actual celebrations only last a day or two, the preparations can take as long as I want, and today I have been thinking about those stockings.
I have always loved to buy for christmas stockings, to find lots of small presents that make everyone smile, to be opened in front of the fire, first thing Christmas morning before breakfast.
When the children were little they believed that Santa Claus filled their stockings during the night, and by five am on Christmas Day there was excited whispering to be heard until they could stand the suspense no longer and the whole tribe climbed on to our bed to discover what Father Christmas had brought for them …. happy days.
These days we are more civilised and find our stockings waiting by the fire where FC has kindly filled them to the brim. We open them together in our jimjams before breakfast, I still love every minute.
Just for fun I pulled together a few fantasy ideas for stockings this year. One for girls, one for boys and one for …ahem … dogs. Yeah I know, it’s not reasonable, but who said Christmas had anything to do with reason?! and yes Gibson and Ghetto do get a stocking here and I make no apologies for it!
So here we go, and just for fun, a few ideas for the girls, some pretties, some fun things, some useful …..
then for the boys …. a bit more techy … more masculine … but still fun
and finally for you know who, no explanation required!