Growing up, we never had a fireplace. Or stockings.
My girlfriend Christina would tell me stories each year of how her sisters and mom filled each other's stockings with fun makeup, chocolate, books and magazines.
If we shopped in the months leading up to Christmas, she would often pick up hard to find or this would be perfect for Laura's stocking items.
I thought it was such a fun idea.
Today, filling the kids stockings with goodies is one of my favourite things to do.
I choose fun things to read, special treats to eat and usually include small gift cards for the older ones that they can use throughout the winter for hot chocolate.
We always save them as the very last thing we do on Christmas morning.
Don't you always save the best for last?
Just one more reason why this is the most wonderful time of the year.