Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Julian's Stocking

I usually have a rule against Christmas topics, music or activities before Thanksgiving, but my Holiday Pops music came in the mail today, so I guess it's full speed to the red-and-green season from here. So, I'll go ahead and write about Julian's stocking.

First of all, I want to note that the question I asked Taison on Monday was another in a long line of questions we have asked each other over the last few months that no one should ever have to ask. In this case, the question was, "would it be weird/stupid to buy a Christmas stocking for Julian?" He said no, which was what I was hoping he would say since I had already decided that I wanted to buy one. And lo and behold, Pottery Barn was having a one day only sale (our stockings are from there, and I was planning to get a matching one for Baby Bell and subsequent Bell babies).

I'm not that excited about the holidays this year, but I am looking forward to hanging Julian's stocking alongside ours. If I can stand going into a baby section of a store next month, I would like to buy a coat or something to put in the stocking, and later donate to a child in need. Do any of you have a charity that you like to donate children's clothing to?


  1. I'm so glad you guys found a stocking you like! I love the idea of buying something you'd buy for him and then donating it. We're thinking about doing that as well. Obviously, I don't live near you so I'm not familiar with any charities, but you may just want to try Googling "children's toy drive" or "Christmas gift for needy child". When we first moved to our area 6 years ago, that's how we found an organization in need of donations.

    1. Thanks! A local friend suggested a charity here that she likes. Here's the link if anyone is interested: