The idea of the white stocking is to fill it with a piece of paper that has gifts to the Savior that you will personally work on for the next year.



It wasn’t that anyone had really been forgotten,

no children had been slighted or made unhappy and

no adult had been left unremembered.

The presents had all been distributed and all the stockings

were beautifully filled, all that is except one;

It was the stocking intended for the child of Bethlehem.

Of all the people belonging at that Christmas gathering,

only he had been forgotten.

Only he had been left out of the festivities.

This didn’t seem quite right,

inasmuch as it was His birthday that was being celebrated.

This year, the little white stocking

will be hung in a special place in our home.

On Christmas Eve, we will gather the family together

And each of us will write on a piece of paper,

A gift for Jesus to be placed in the stocking.

It will remain in the stocking

Until next year’s Christmas Eve,

When we will reach into the stocking

and pass out the papers from the year before.

We hope that you will enjoy beginning this

Holiday tradition in your home.