A TIME-SAVING SOLUTION FROM JANE

I am sharing this idea because I know that most of you who visit this website are very, very busy people.

“Christmas Stockings”

“Christmas Stockings”

Many of you have children.  And many of you appreciate traditions like putting out stockings for Santa Claus and St. Nick.

Read more . . . STOCKINGS FOR ST. NICK AND SANTA CLAUS

It was 9:00 at night on December 5th, the Eve of the feast of St. Nicholas.  The children had put out their stockings and were all in bed, I think asleep!!  I’m tired.  All I want to do is play few games of Rummikub with Jack and then go to bed.

But NO—I must fill 5 stockings with candy, coloring books, matchbox cars and other little presents.  As usual, they don’t look full enough, so I add a few apples.

Finally, I’m finished.  And I’m wondering if there isn’t a better way?!?

I prayed about this as I fell asleep.  In the morning I awoke with a bright idea.  (Maybe it was a gift from Baby Jesus, or St. Nicholas.)

“BUY DOUBLE STOCKINGS FOR EACH CHILD.”

That was the solution—2 identical stockings for each child.  (Yesterday I saw Christmas stockings at Dollar Tree for $1.)

Several days prior to the date when they were needed, when the children were not around, I pulled out one set of stockings, fill them, and hide them until needed.

Then, on December 5th, and again on December 24th, I would bring out the other set for the children to set out.  (Usually this meant laying them on the couch.)

After the children were asleep, I would simply pull out the filled stockings and trade them for the empty ones.  The children never suspected that I had this secret time saver because I hid the empty set.

Jack and I could play Rummikub and go to bed.

If you like this idea or have your own to share, please let us know.

Sweet dreams!

Jane