Monday, 12 December 2011

What are you hoping for in your stocking this year?

Every year a close friend generously hosts what she calls a "giving party". Children are invited to her home and they bring a stocking and items to fill the stocking for children who will not be so blessed at Christmas. At the party children decorate wrapping paper and wrap their items for the stockings. Then my friend delivers the filled stocking to the Food Bank.

When I went on the Calgary Food Bank's website to see what they would like in the stockings I was saddened by how little they asked for: socks, mini mittens, candy canes and some wrapped candy. Once again I was reminded how fortunate my family is.


  1. It's easy to forget sometimes how fortunate we are. What a great idea to get children involved and teach them how fortunate they are while helping others.

  2. Yes Claire, I love these sorts of ideas.