I'm a mother to one ICSI Pixie here on earth and 25 in Heaven. This is our journey...
Saturday, December 1, 2012
After much debating and finally admitting I didn't have time to make an advent calendar I decided on stuffing bags. I really wish I bought these a couple days ago or even yesterday, but today will have to do.
For a lovely 50% off I bought a package of 24 bags at Hobby Lobby. I know Santa's head is mostly white, but out of all my bag choices this bag appeared to be the least translucent. I numbered each bag at the bottom of Santa's beard. I stuffed the bags with both stocking stuffers (small toys, lip gloss, ect) and candy. So instead of a stocking Kaitlyn Joy will be getting one thing a day until Christmas.
After stuffing the bags I folded the tops, taped them down, punched a hole then debated. How to display them? How to display? I could drape them across our double window in the living room? No, Kj would be to short to reach the bags. I could hang the bags from long pieces of yard on either side of our small window? No... Then I remembered our bare bottom tree. I wanted to buy a white tree skirt today, but I wasn't willing to pay $20 for one even though that was the half off price.
So I tied yarn onto each bag and hung them under the tree. I like it. I should explain we have three trees. Our gifts go under our 7' tree. Kj has a pink 3' tree in the play room. This is our 4' bear tree. There are 26 bears on the tree; one for each of our children.