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December 24, 2020

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Susan

Happy Christmas from Kent (tier4)
DS13 officially stopped believing In FC age 10. There were many years of questions beforehand usually ending with me saying FC could only visit believers! When the big truth came out, I asked whether he still wanted a stocking. ‘Most certainly’ was his indignant response. His contains an orange in the toe, a chocolate orange, marshmallows for topping his hot choc and other consumables. This year he caught me shuffling around in the dark on Christmas morning adding some NASA bath crumble and a space flannel which I’d forgotten so we had a little giggle! We’ve kept things simple this year too, books, a game and some money. No present for parents other than a BIG toblerone as we’re hoping to move and need to be Prudent.

Jenny Smith

Hi Lucy. We have four children - the oldest is 17 and the youngest is 13. Last Christmas we started a new tradition - instead of presents they get cash deposited into bank accounts as like yours, that is what ours want. But so that there is still something to open on Christmas morning we do a family ‘Secret Santa’ between the 6 of us. On the 1st of December I use a website where I enter each person’s email address. The website then allocates each person someone to buy for and lets them know via email. The website also allows each person to create wish lists that can be anonymously emailed to the person who is buying for them. We agreed as a family on an amount of Aus$25.00 which we provide to the teens. On Christmas morning it’s great fun seeing what everyone gets and trying to guess who bought for who. And it gets the teens involved in giving, not just receiving - and I must say they seem to enjoy the giving part just as much, if not more, than the receiving! Definitely a tradition I can see continuing for many years - as they get older I anticipate the amount will increase and they will use their own money! Jenny

Carolyn Allison

My children are 37 and 32 so they have been out of the house for a while. When my daughter, the eldest, was growing up, she announced that she did not believe in Santa anymore. And I told her that those that did not believe in Santa, did not receive any Santa gifts. After that she would write letters to me, the "Senior Elf", to pass on to Santa what she wanted for Christmas and even did this in college! It was great fun!

Teresa Kasner

Dear Lucy, a lovely post with lots of great photos of your home and surroundings. We had our celebration yesterday with our son and his family - a big roast turkey dinner with all the fixin's and then family time in front of the fire and presents exchanged. I put photos on my blog. I look forward to the CAL in Jan - I have my yarn all set to go. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Tammy

Merry Christmas Lucy! I love reading your blog and seeing how you decorate and celebrate for all the holidays.
My 7 children range in age from 8-33 and we've always hung our stockings. My grandmother made me a granny square stocking when I was a child and I still have it and have used it to make the same kind for all of my kids. We've always put any small gifts and candy in ours and that's what we still do. I also grew up making lots of "goodies" and making goodie trays for friends and neighbors and it's just not Christmas unless I've made more goodies than we know what to do with. I usually try a new recipe but we always have to have the favorites too. I make an ornament every year also and have quite the list to make one for every child and grand child. Traditions are what make the holidays so special and I'm really glad that my kids love the same things I do and want to continue on with them and not change things. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you've had an amazing Christmas!

Claire

Lucy, my daughter is 32 and has her own house, and I still fill her stocking! She gets a pair of hand knitted socks and a chocolate teddy and loves it!

Julia

Merry, merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Traditions are so good to have, they can be like a safety net when it gets rough, and I think this is what we all needed this year. Health and happiness to you!

Lisa Lancaster

Lovely post as always Lucy. My girls are 21 and 24 and have always had stocking but the eldest has her own house so this year I have done them Christmas Eve boxes with sweet treats in it. Best of the season to you all and to more great blog posts in 2021 xxx

maxine

Your blog and color packs have been such a gift to me this month...I am well into a Woodland blanket and patiently awaiting the meadow. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with such generosity!

Kate McCurrach

Lovely post Lucy. I'm just defrosting after a very cold and blustery seaside walk. Cosying up by the fire it was especially nice to read this. Xx

Jacquie

Happy Christmas Lucy. My boys 20, 20 and 18 still enjoy their stocking...filled with similar items to the ones you give. I just filled them as I wrapped small gifts. They didn't ask to hang them up on Christmas eve, but were happy to see them today :0)
Jacquie xxx

charlotte m.

Merry Christmas Lucy. Sounds like a perfectly peaceful time in the attic. Stockings are forever in our family.

Arlene

Merry Christmas!

Kimberley

Merry Christmas Lucy from very hot Perth, Australia. We had 40 degrees Celsius today, but we followed our family Christmas traditions, as stipulated by Miss 19 and Master 17.
We still fill stockings but now do so with outlandishly bright or funny underwear, small puzzles or card games, or stationery items, fun, silly or otherwise. We then have breakfast, followed by family gifts. After this we prepare our Christmas feast, watching a movie whilst it cooks.
We enjoy our quiet celebrations, which are the result of living far from family, and being rather tired at the end our busy year at work and school.
I wish you a happy and peaceful family Christmas, with delicious food and lots of love.

Linda from Boston

Merry Christmas!!🎄 Love that snow globe bottle!!! I’ve never seen anything like it. My boys are 33 and 28. Still expect stockings!!! I think everyone enjoys the little things more than the big gifts. Which proves that the little things in life matters most. Thank you for your blog and patterns. Can’t wait for January. Blessings to you and your family.

Tineke

Have a lovely time with your family. Your richness is there all around you. We don't celebrate Christmas as you do. I do love to treat my kids with good food though. And a house full of light.

Marjorie Sanderson

Happy Christmas to you and your family Lucy hope you all have a wonderful peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for all your blogs this year they have kept me going and I look forward to your blogs in 2021 stay safe xx

Claire Hayden

Dear Lucy, Merry Christmas and hear's to a wonderful 2021. Thank you for all your delightful posts in 2020.

Rachael Ayres

I have eight kids, now aged 14-26. We always did stockings and when the older ones left home they took their stockings with them (and the Christmas ornament we made each year of their lives)....last night (Christmas Eve) most of them came home to sleep here so that they would “get a stocking” on Christmas morning! This included one husband who has joined our family and a fiancé too! It would seem you are never too old for stockings!

Ann

Merry Christmas Lucy to you and your family. I love your blogs, they are always a joy to read. I’ve made quite a few of your blankets over the past few years, as well as some of the smaller projects you so generously provide instructions for. Thank you for being sooooooo generous with your hooky patterns.
I’ve had my Meadow yarn pack for weeks now, and can’t wait for January to get started.
Here’s wishing you peace and joy for 2021, and better happier times for everyone in the New Year. X

Jools Morgan-Jones

Beautiful, as always, Lucy. Nadolig Llawen to you and your family. Thank you for the colour, peace and smiles you have brought me this year xx

Liz

Love your Christmas blog! Merry Christmas to you and your family💕

Sue Roberts

What a lovely festive blog. Reflective and hopeful. I will embrace that sentiment as Christmas Day is here. Thankyou for sharing and keeping us all connected to the the wider world too.
Merry Christmas Lucy.


Suzan

A very happy Christmas to you all form Australia. It is gloomy here and even though it is 2 pm Christmas Day our Christmas is over.

Two of my three children are married and so we celebrate on Christmas Eve to avoid clashes. But I did go to see my granddaughter open her presents this morning. Miss three chose to sit in her little tikes care which received form her grannies last night to open her gifts today. Good fun.

As my children grew older we began new traditions. By the time the youngest was 8 or so they slept under the Christmas tree. A lot of fun for me to move mourned them and place their gifts. They always had a small stocking with a video each and some breakfast of a croissant and pop box juice to tide them over until their grandparents came. It never really bought m much time. Also as they aged I tried to invoke them in giving to the less fortunate.

I have heard it said that the Queen still does stockings for her off spring.

Victoria Margerison

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day of peace, love, fun and happiness.
I love a Christmas tree and can never get over how wonderful I make it look and spend a lot of my day admiring it. Love your flowers in a jug, there is something about an enamel jug. My ambition is now to make your Xmas mantle decoration and I have bought the bells. Ah the stockings my sister and I, 69 and 71 we still have a stocking together. It takes us back many years cuddled up in bed together waiting for the magic that is Father Christmas. We watch Polar Express every Xmas Eve the loveliest of Christmas films.

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