Last year was Julia’s first Christmas. I wrote about our decision to give her three gifts since three gifts were given to the Christ child when He was born. I don’t want Christmas to ever turn into “what else?” for my kids. I want the spirit and meaning of the season to prevail.
This year, she’s getting an upholstered chair, an outfit, and three board books from the Duke and me. It’s technically 5 gifts, but they fit quite nicely into three categories. And I spent just under $100 on everything!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas growing up was my stocking. Santa went all out filling each family member’s stocking with special prizes and I’m excited to continue the tradition with my own family.
Here’s a peek inside Julia’s stocking:
She’s getting a few bows from my favorite kids boutique in Mobile. A little girl can never have too many bows!
Chunky crayons for tiny fingers
Julia loves “apple” so her stocking wouldn’t be complete without a few Go Go Squeeze pouches.
She needs socks, so why not throw them in the stocking too?
And who doesn’t want Wet Ones in their stocking?
Since Julia still doesn’t quite know what is going on with Christmas, I figured I’d fill her stocking with things she actually needs and uses on a regular basis, plus some fun items.
So what’s going in your kids’ stockings? I love getting ideas for stocking stuffers.