Welcome to the Family, Here’s a Stocking
Since we were at home this Christmas, we also revived the family custom of Christmas stockings, which we inherited from Judy’s family. I knew I was an honorary Hertz when Judy’s mother made a stocking for me. Now that our family is expanding again, Judy set to work to make two new stockings.
My stocking is the second from the right, with the moose and the snowman wearing a tie. This picture include’s the new stockings, one for Beckee (Daniel’s fiancée) and one for David’s partner, Meredith.
These are handmade, customized stockings. This is Meredith’s. She is a semi-professional bagpiper (available for weddings and funerals), and so her snowman plays the bagpipe. For her day job, she tests water quality for the regional sanitary district – hence the flowing spigot.
Here’s Beckee’s stocking, not quite finished. Beckee is a former cheerleader, and so her snowman is leading a cheer. And since she grew up observing only the Jewish holidays, her stocking has a menorah.
We don’t buy serious gifts, but the stockings are filled with things like socks, candy, fruit, peanuts in the shell, and little wind-up toys. It makes for a fun Christmas morning, and a good way to welcome new members to the family.