When I was little, I had a paper mache boot that got filled with goodies. Originally, the story goes, St. Nicholaus helped the poor many a time by leaving gold inside empty boots left by the door. In one version, the gold is in the form of balls. This is where the tradition of leaving an orange in stockings (boots) came from. I thought that my boot had been ruined long ago, and I’ve never been able to find boots that looked the way my old one did. These boots were plain, and I was able to buy over 6 of them at the thrift store. I added the holly and names myself in a recreation of my original boot.
The other picture above, is our gifts waiting to be opened.
Only two socks left! Christmas is around the corner!
My card count ~ 7 ~!