We are a few days away from Thanksgiving and the Christmas decorations are blossoming in the neighborhood. I am resisting the urge to put up the Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. I am a firm believer in waiting. Thanksgiving deserves its own day, but I do understand there can be just cause for putting the Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. Although I haven’t done it yet, my reason for holding off is that is our daughter is expecting a child any day now, so I am not sure what the next couple of weeks will bring. In the next four weeks time will pass all too quickly! So, why am I even discussing Christmas? Let me explain.
Stockings are Family Legacy
Three years after my husband and I married and were expecting our first child, his great-aunt, Aunt Guzzie, needle pointed family stockings for each of us, including the family dog. I was thrilled! I treasure these stockings! Why? Because they were handcrafted by a family member (it doesn’t hurt they are done with good taste and don’t look like they were purchased from a craft bazaar). Plus, they are original. I believe you would be hard pressed to find some just like them. Every year when it’s time to get out the Christmas decoration I hang the stockings first. They are part of our family legacy.
This year, I’ve introduced my line of Christmas Stockings – kicking off with following Aunt Guzzie’s tradition and making them for my family. With the addition of each grandchild, I have given them a piece of our family legacy. I don’t needlepoint (tried it, not my best skill), but I have used my machine applique skills to create each grandchild their own Christmas stocking. While constructing the stockings I pray for my grandchild and their families. I pray God will bless each one of them (an idea I got from a dear friend who prays for those she quilts for). I enjoy the time I spend creating each design, sewing it and then sharing it here, with you. Hopefully one day my grandchildren will look back and say “My Grammy made that just for me. There is no other exactly like it.” Then, I know my legacy will be fulfilled!
Personalized Christmas Stockings
Because I feel Christmas stockings are a special tradition to Christmas, ShilohMae – Custom Sewn Accessories has added Christmas stockings to our line of custom sewn accessories. If you can sew, please feel inspired and create your own. If not, please contact ShilohMae – Custom Sewn Accessories to start your own family legacy/tradition. Here are a few ideas to start your own Christmas stocking legacy, including the ones I’ve made for my grandchildren. Enjoy!
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