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They All Need to Match
Houzz reader klomeli learned the hard way that her children didn’t want to change out their stockings — ever. “I bought the first five stockings when my daughter was born 28 years ago,” she says. “Around 18 years ago I bought new stockings and hung them. The kids were not happy about this. They wanted the old ones back.” So klomeli donated the new stockings.
When klomeil’s son’s wife came along, the son found a similar stocking for her — and he bought extra stockings in the same style. Klomeli, too, kept an eye out for stockings matching their family’s particular sort. “I now buy them when I find them, and am well-stocked when it comes to adding family members,” she writes. She adds that their stocking count has grown to include ones for a daughter-in-law, a boyfriend, two grandchildren and four dogs, and their mantel still has room for more.
Houzz reader ninigret prefers a mix-and-match stocking approach over a matchy-matchy one. She has made stockings for her two children, her daughter-in-law, her son-in-law and her new grandson.