I recently wrote a post about some creative ways to Exchange Christmas Stockings with your spouse. I’m a sucker for Christmas traditions, and I think it’s especially important to to have traditions as a couple–just for the two of you.
Christmas has a habit of of being mostly about the kids, and for good reason. There’s nothing better than watching your kids squeal in delight over Christmas magic! However, there’s another kind of magic that involves remembering to love and honor your marital commitments, even at Christmastime.
My sister-in-law read through my ideas for exchanging Christmas Stockings and was so excited. “This is brilliant,” she said, “because my husband and I stopped getting each other gifts years ago. Not because we didn’t care about each other, but because we wanted to put what we had towards our kids gifts. This is a fun way to remember each other without spending a lot of money.”
One of my favorites on the list of ideas (and the one we will be doing this year) involves date nights. Here’s how it works:
This is a great stocking tradition for couples, because you can be as thrifty or as extravagant as you like. This is how we plan to do it:
I am in charge of my husband’s stocking, and he’s in charge of mine. Everything we buy for the stocking is something that can be used on date nights. This could include gift cards, tickets, vouchers, etc. It could also include favorite snacks and treats or some fun massage oils for a date night at home Just be creative and have fun with it!
***For ours, we will theme our stockings around dates we think the OTHER PERSON would enjoy, but this can be swapped (dates you would like your spouse to take you on) if you both feel inadequate in coming up with good ideas. It’s way more fun for us if we do it for each other (plus it feels more like Christmas).
What would you include in a date night stocking?
Stop by my blog for more themed Christmas stocking ideas for couples!