SockadvDecember already! It came so quickly I almost forgot to get items to fill our Christmas countdown baby socks. I saw this idea a few years ago but they were pinned to a garland. I decided to loop ribbon through the slats in one of our dining room doors and staple to keep it in place. A few packs of cheap baby socks, a tube of puffy paint, clothes pins, and about 30 minutes was all it took. Each morning my son finds a small treat – a wrapped chocolate, a pack of gum, or a small toy. It has turned into one of our favorite traditions – for me because I like thinking of all the little items to fill the socks, and for him because … well …

Lego Minifigures are the perfect size for these stretchy little socks so I like to put one or two in as something extra special.  These socks are also perfect for those tubes of themed figures Рanimals, Egypt, space Рbecause you can put in just a few items from the tube every other day and by Christmas Eve they have a collection. Tickets to whatever is the big animated holiday movie is also a fun surprise.