How can it already be November? I think the calendar is playing a trick on us.
Part of realizing the holidays are a bit more than a month away meant realizing Ruthie needs her own stocking for our mantle. Stockings are very special - my brothers and I have ones made by my cousin that we've used since we were young. Jake and I have standard red and green block letter monogram ones but for Ruthie I want something in between whimsical and reverent of the season (can a stocking be reverent? I guess just not a snowman/secular item).
With the inter webs and etsy, there are just so many options.... Here are a few I've been mulling over:
Pottery Barn Kids:
Option 1: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/angel-quilted-stocking/?cm_src=AutoRel2
Cons: A blonde, knowing our Ruthie will be decidedly brunette with her genes
Option 2: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/woodland-stocking-collection/?cm_src=AutoRel
Cons: A little too "woodland" and less fun
Option 3: https://www.etsy.com/listing/206328402/girl-red-gingerbread-appliqued-christmas?ref=shop_home_active_7
Cons: Secular, price ($90!!)
Land of Nod:
Option 4: http://www.landofnod.com/christmas-stockings/decor/dot-bright-side-stocking-by-jill-mcdonald/s114804?rv=Decor%3achristmas+decorations%3achristmas+stockings%3aBl+Confetti+Stocking+SKU+371920+Product+Page
Cons: No monogram (would have to get it monogrammed myself), secular
Option 5: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/75692?feat=513739-GN2&page=christmas-crewel-stocking
Cons: Monogram seems small on cuff, secular, sort of too grown up
I haven't made any sort of decision and that is ok with me... for now. Any thoughts?
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