Tuesday, November 3, 2009

~ Knee High Fun ~

I found them today!
{all fuzzy and warm}
~Every year starting December 1st
it is our family tradition to hang socks
on our stair railing
one for each child~
~I fill them every morning with little treats
until December 25th~
~like an advent calendar
only 100xs better
because the treats are amazing
handpicked by me~


~this is definitely a
Christmas highlight in our home~

~when my girls came home today and saw the socks
they knew exactly what they
would be used for~
{the only requirement is that they have to be knee high socks}

~the fun part is they get to wear the socks after~

~advent calendar socks....
so much fun
~
{the store clerk told me they were going to get pink stripe ones in too... we will need some of those }

51 comments:

Janean said...

FAB collage! your sidebars are beautiful too.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What an absolutely lovely tradition.
So much better than an advent calendar and they have the socks to wear after.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kristin said...

You are an amazing mama! Mind if I store this fabulous idea away?

A Pretty Trip said...

What a fabulous tradition!

Tracey said...

Your kids must think you are the world's BEST mom! Fabulous idea!!

:) T

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely tradition...love this time of year!!!

Blondie said...

I love this tradition! What a great idea! I want a sock! Have a great Wednesday! Kori xoxo

Simply Mel said...

I'm totally snaggin' this idea! You win the prize for coolest mom!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your adorable sock idea! I am sure the kids do too!

You won my October giveaway! Yipee. Send me your address so I can send it out to you!

Congrats, Carrie

caroline joy said...

I love it! And it's those traditions that we remember and cherish the most. I might have to borrow that one ;)

Angel.Pearls said...

This is a fantastic idea! Like the color of the socks..they look pretty warm too! Love//Eva

Rheea said...

I wish we have this tradition at home too! What are you going to put into those socks? I'm curious!!

By the way, you asked about my Christmas cards the other time. They are in stores now. I just did a post in my blog about them. Welcome to check it out. :)

Rheea

Luiza said...

The socks are wonderful, and looks sooo warm and cosy.
The tradition sounds amazing, I love the idea, it´s wonderful.

Have a lovely wednesday.
Hugs/
Luiza

Kellie Collis said...

Oh i do love stripes!!x

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous idea Koralee. I can just imagine how excited your kids must be!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, how darling!What a really wonderful tradition.Sharon xxxooo

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Koralee
What a wonderful tradition, I like it! I do love the socks!
Isabelle x

Dustjacket Attic said...

I so love this idea, what a gorgeous tradition. Cool socks too. You're a wonderful mom.
xxx

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Koralee, I just LOVE this idea! Those socks are TOO CUTE!

Best wishes,
Tammy

paperhill said...

how sweet, i love that idea! what a wonderful mom you are! i'm looking forward to the christmas season, it's such a beautiful time of the year. xo susan

becky said...

Love ths socks, I adore socks in the winter,lol.

Love this idea as well.I always used the calender(advent for my girls)I think they would be snooping to much into these,LOL.

As always thanks for sharing your lovley Notes.

Jill said...

Too cute!! I do something very similar...with small baby socks...might need to re-think ones they could wear!!! :)
Precious idea!!!
Blessings!
Jill

Laura said...

lovely photos. The blue is sooo pretty! What a lovely family tradition.

Maria Confer said...

You're such a wonderful mom!! These socks are too cute and I bet the goodies inside will be wonderful.

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Morning T said...

Such a cute idea Koralee! We have an old wooden advent calendar house that we use with our daughter every year but I'm limited on the treats due to the size. Love this idea! Where did you find the cute socks?

Zuzu said...

I love your idea, and re-purposing them as, well, socks is brilliant! Also less to pack away after Christmas. :)

Hope you enjoy your day,
Zuzu

cabin + cub said...

how funny.. i was just telling the hubs i wanted some new cute knee high socks for christmas! love your idea!

Little Monarch said...

this is a beautiful idea! thanks for all your lovely comments you leave me. I have a favour. would you like to be my next victim for Little Monarchs talk to me tuesday?! x

paperbird said...

I think this would be a wonderful new tradition. I have only one Peep in the nest but I think she would love this idea. Your socks are adorable- they look comfy.

Beach Vintage said...

Pink would be amazing too. Lucky kids they are to have you.

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely Mum you are...these traditions are memories in the making for your children.
My children are grown up, but they still believe in Father Christmas, as I do. He still brings us presents !!!! XXXX

Nezzy said...

A cool tradition makin' memories for your children, they are blessed to have you.

Have a super-great day!!!

Bralliz said...

Soo sweet, really cute!

Xoxo alice ♥

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a lovely tradition and the socks are amazing...love the colors! As always, the photos are absolutely stunning!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love this idea...where were you when I still had kids at home??

Hope you are having a great day!

Sue

FrenchBlue said...

Can I copy? You have the luckiest kids in the world. How special this is! It is like the sock fairy comes~
XOX's

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

What a grand idea! Oh, to be a kid in your house! Can't wait to see the pink striped socks!
http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

OceanDreams said...

They look so comfy and I love how you paired them with your blue highlighted decor! :)

LuLu said...

Can I be in your family! Oh i love this idea so much better than my advent calendar! i think it's never to late to start a new tradition :)
xo,
LuLu

jqline said...

Dear Koralee, lovely lovey photos as always! I am a huge fan of kneen high socks especially the strips ones! Such a wonderful way to count down to xmas...i love such a traditiona! Have a lovely meryr happy mid-week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Julie Harward said...

HOW FUN...wish I'd have done this with my kids..what a great idea! The fun will be thinking up the treats too..so great! :D

trishiekoh said...

What a fun thing to do!

PS: Let me know what you think of the Avon serum!

Rose said...

What a sweet idea! My mums side of the family is German and when i was younger i use to put a shoe in the window (a certain date in December) and in the morning my shoe would be filled with lollies! A German christmas tradition :)

Rose

Les Cotrions said...

What a nice idea Koralee! Lovely and colourful photos!!!
A nice day for you!
Vale

Karen said...

What a unique and fun way to do an advent calendar!!! :> Not to mention, those socks are cute. I can so see padding around in them on a Saturday morning, or wearing them out and about with a cute pair of shoes and cuffed jeans. This is the first time I've heard of something like this and love how unique it is! :>

Monica said...

Wow, this is a great idea!! What fun!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love this idea...but with boys I'd have to use ugly holey white crew socks...that wouldn't look so cute, huh.

Courtney said...

What a really great idea! Those socks look super cozy too, and perfect for winter.

Kelly said...

Oh what fun!!!
I love learning about other peoples family traditions!!!
My friend Victoria alway gets a new pair of pyjamas on Christmas Eve from her Mum!

A Perfect Peach said...

such a great idea, and these look so cozy!

katrina said...

what a wonderful tradition! love this, Koralee!