Advent Stocking

Advent Stocking

I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and several

years ago, while looking at Southern Living Christmas book I noticed an advent stocking. We were overloaded with Halloween candy at the time and pressed for cash, so I changed some of the directions.

I took 24 pieces of candy (none with anything Halloween on them) and tied each piece to a red, green or white piece of 15″ curling ribbon. Then I made tags with the numbers 1 to 24 on them. Cutting them out, I folded them over the other

end of the ribbon and taped the tag in place. I took my daughter’s Christmas stocking and put in the candy ribbons starting with #24 and ending with #1.

Each day my daughter found the right number and pulled out a piece of candy. She thought it was great and we have continued with this new tradition since.

Some years I bought small gifts and used them on some days (especially #24) instead of candy.

Lisa in Maryland

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