Some years, Christmas might be low key.
Sometimes, Christmas might be minimal.
We might forgo the tree and the wreaths and the white lights.
But no Christmas ever comes without Santa, and one Santa in particular.
With his friends, these guys:
On this stocking:
Made by my guy:
My husband stitched this stocking for me over 10 years ago. As he stitched, he kept track of the hours spent stitching and, every year when the Santa comes out, I am reminded of time and energy and, yes, the love that went into the making.
Don has made several other Christmas stockings over the years, for other people he loves. I wrote about them here.
I know some of you have made Christmas stockings, too–raise your hands!
I can only hope they are cherished as much as mine is!