When we lived in Nashville, we lived down the street from Sara,
who was a tried and true fairy godmother to Anna and Taylor during our days there on Halcyon Avenue.
She told me about a tradition of sewing on jingle bells to our stockings each Christmas to mark how old the children are each year. The best tip was to keep a needle and thread along with a bag of jingles bells at the bottom of the stocking each year so that when we got our Christmas decorations out, all the materials were right there to stitch them on.
It's a quick and easy sewing project as we get the decorations out
and it's a sweet reminder to savor some time with these two this Christmas
because these bells seem to be adding up way too fast!
Taylor's 9 bells
Anna's 12 bells