It's just that stockings don't count. And I've definitely gone a bit over budget on the stockings--mainly because I decided to buy each of them a CD since they each asked for one on their Christmas lists. And I don't have a category called "something to listen to," though maybe I should. We are a pretty musical household, after all. Unfortunately, not one of them asked for a classical or opera CD. Who are these children who want One Direction, R5, and Kidz Bop, anyway?
So, since I've already spent a bit too much on stockings courtesy of teeny bopper music, I needed to fill them with stuff that's not very expensive. And not candy, either. Due to our family goal of extra health this year, I don't want to stuff the stockings with Hershey's kisses and M&Ms, gluten-free or not.
I was talking to a friend, and she had the great idea of giving the kids coupons in their stockings. What a fabulous idea, hey? So I made some (I liked how this printable turned out so well that I copied myself). The girls will LOVE coupons for things like a day with no chores, extra screen time, and story time with Daddy. I think that Sophia's favorite might be a day of no music practice. Man, she is stubborn about playing her violin!
I also made some blank ones so you can write your own ideas in.
I printed them out onto white cardstock, cut them out with my paper trimmer, punched some holes and tied a ribbon through them. Totally easy, and even better, totally free (only because I have cardstock and ribbon on hand).
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Enjoy! I can't believe there are only 6 days (or is it only 5?) until Christmas! This season is flying by!
More Christmas Fun:
24 Christmas Books to Read with Your Family
4 Creative Ways to Photograph Your Christmas Lights
The Best Gift Christmas Printable (it matches the coupons!)
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