We do our stockings on St. Nicholas Day instead of on Christmas Day. It has worked well for our family this way for many reasons, but it started back when Brian had to leave right before Christmas. We had St. Nicholas Day stockings and he was able to share that part of Christmas with us since he missed the actual Christmas day and season. Many put out shoes for some chocolate coins, but we just do the whole stocking early. Keeps things calmer on Christmas morning without too many gifts distracting from the true meaning of Christmas day.
|Stockings all laid out the night before...|
|Before opening the stockings...|
|Digging in :)|