Christmas stockings and family traditions July 24 2014
Throughout the year we get lots of wonderful emails from customers who are excited to find someone to help them carry on their family tradition of making hand knit Christmas stockings for new members of their families. They usually begin something like this:
"I CAN'T believe you make the EXACT same Christmas stocking my great aunt Betty made for me when I was a baby! It is 34 years old and I still use it! In fact, you even sell the stocking she made for my brother and cousin! I had a baby last year and my great aunt Betty can't knit anymore. I am so sad because I want my daughter to have a hand knitted stocking - and I even just bought one for my husband too! Thank you!!!"
You have no idea how happy this makes US here at Hand Knit Holiday! Making hand knitted Christmas stockings for families is a true labor of love. It takes a long time to knit each Christmas stocking by hand - between eight and ten hours are spent knitting each one. But knowing that these stockings are going to carry on a family tradition makes the time knitting them well spent.
Thank you & happy holidays