I had made these Christmas stocking for my children when they were little. They loved them and it was always such an exciting time, full of anticipation, when the stockings came out of the cupboard. I used to have three little bags with coal, that Santa would leave in the bottom of the stocking to show that there were times when the children were a little naughty. There was one of the coal bags that was a little bigger than the other two… which of the three kids would get it!
Now I had to make three more for my grand children. The tradition of the coal, I leave up to my children to decide if they want to continue it.