Stuffing a Stocking the Life is Sweet Way
When I was a child, the best part of Christmas was that first, furtive little creep down the stairs. I’d peek about the bend in the stairs and our Christmas tree, resplendent in ornaments and tinsel would be surrounded by colorfully wrapped stacks of presents in all shapes and sizes. The stockings would bulge with a treasure trove of small pleasures. We couldn’t open our gifts without our parents, but anything sticking out of the stocking was considered fair game. So after stuffing some chocolate covered Santas, candy canes that hung over the side of the stocking, and little peanut butter snowmen in our mouths, we’d make as much noise as possible to wake our parents and find out what else were in those amazing stockings.
As an adult now, I still find the stocking is the item that brings me the most pleasure. A delightful stocking needs several elements: surprise, something to make you laugh, a small necessity or two and candy. There has to be candy! Not only because it is so expected by children, but also because a bounty of candy is one of those things that makes even jaded adults feel like kids again!
Here at Life is Sweet our store is chock-full of confectionery surprises. Pick nostalgic candies for your own sweetie. Remember the early 70’s when life was all about the ice cream truck and buying Charleston Chews, Lic-em sticks with sugared powder, or my favorite, Razzles? Well we’ve got them! My grandfather’s own favorite was the peanut butter-honey confections know as Mary Janes. Whenever I’d produce some, a big smile would spread across his face. Isn’t that just the best surprise?
Something to make you laugh
I love to laugh. Amongst a few necessities, why don’t you show your spouse you recognize their naughty side and appreciate it? Candy coal is both naughty and nice! Or for your Harry Potter fanatic, enclose some Bertie Bott’s every flavor bean or cockroach cluster (no cockroaches are inside-we promise!) How about a man’s man stocking filled with candy cigarettes and cigars and beer cans filled with jelly beans? I bet just thinking about it, brings a smile to your face. It will bring one to his as well!
Necessities don’t have to be boring. Toothpaste or a comb going in the stocking? Mostly it will be tossed aside in search of, let’s face it, candy. But it can have a more prominent place by making it fun. Place that small item attached to a Christmas cracker. We sell them here at Life is Sweet, with a small toy inside. If you are 5 years old, a Christmas cracker with a toy inside a stocking is the height of magic! Go for it!
Ok between you, me and Santa, the whole point of the stocking is really the candy. This is where Life is Sweet will catapult you to the rock stardom of parenthood. We have those chocolate covered Santas and candy canes I coveted as a child, but that is just the beginning. We also have fudge, a wall of m&m’s, international sweets you won’t find in any local stores, nostalgic candies (wouldn’t you love to share your Grandmother’s favorite candy with your own child?), chocolate covered bon-bons, high end hand dipped chocolates for your own sweetie….the list is endless! And amongst all that delicious candy, tuck in a gift card for Life is Sweet amongst that fun stocking. Because what is better than candy than the promise of MORE CANDY they can pick out themselves?!
Yep…the perfect Christmas stocking, because life really is sweet!