We each live in our own reality and usually we think that what we do is “normal” for everyone. Over the last few Christmases I have come to find out that not all adults get Christmas stockings and I was shocked. Next month I will celebrate my 46th Christmas and I have always gotten one, or more Christmas stockings filled with goodies. I assumed every family does this…but, I was mistaken.
My husband and I, of course fill stocking for each other and our children. Then when we arrive at my parent’s house we gather in the den and all 10 of us (my family, my sister’s family and my parents) open our stockings en masse. These stockings, having been lovingly prepared by Mimi and PopPop are filled with each persons favorite candy, a few toys and…toiletries! It may sound odd but we look forward to this every year. In the fall Mimi emails each of us to find out our current favorite hair products, shower gels, toothpaste etc and she sets out to create the perfect stocking for each person.
It is actually funny because we know what is coming (except for the toys and candy) and we still enjoy it. We also kind of plan for it. We ran out of Q-tips the other day and we jokingly said, “Can’t you wait another month? You know there will be some in your Christmas stocking!”
Here are some of the top picks for my Christmas stocking this year…Nivea-Touch of Happiness Body Wash, Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Q-Tips, Secret Clinical Strength Deoderant, and Colgate 2-in-1 Whitening Toothpaste.
How does your family do Christmas stockings? Do the adults get stockings too? What kind of items are in your stockings? Leave me a comment and let me know.