A Merry Little Christmas (Traditions from a Minnesota gal).... Got your socks?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Vision

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...."

This morning I stopped by the Elk River Library on my way through town to drop off a whole load of Thankstockingssgiving books and pick up a whole load of waiting Christmas books! I love love love the online reserve system. Instead of browsing through hundreds of titles with toddlers in tow, I can leisurely browse the shelves at my own pace in the middle of the night when all disruptions are snoring peacefully in their beds. The best part is that the librarians have all my reserved materials ready for me at the front and I don't have to go searching for anything!

Anyways, I stopped to do my "trade off" this morning and picked up stockings for the kids. Now is the time for the annual 'decorate your own stocking' event at the local library and we LOVE to participstockingate! They have limited stockings available and I wanted to get the kids onto the project early so I made a point to stop this morning.

I have to say that I love the creative messy moments that life brings around here. The boys did a GREAT job with their stockings and they will be ready to return to the library for storytime this week. In the meantime we have hung our own stockings over the fireplace and moved one step closer to Christmas stopping at our doorsteps.

And, for Christmas this year I think that all of my boys might just find socks in their stockings. I can't say that I've ever put anything in our fun decorations before, but lately I've been noticing many too small socks going onto boy feet! That and numerous holes in the toes. I will mend a lot of things, but holey toes just aren't one of them. This might just be our "new" tradition!!!! Socky socks.

Do you have your socks ready for Christmas?
(If you need a fireplace to hang your stockings by... I'm only a ring away! I'd be happy to help you find a home with a chimney!!!)




Having traditions like this really make our house feel like home. It takes that which we live in have a happy memory.... a treasure to return to! I'd love to hear your holiday traditions as well.
And, if you are looking for a home to make your own memories in please give me a call today and I'll set you up on a search to find the perfect place to settle!


In the meantime... if you are looking to move into the area... I'll wait for you to call!

Selling Real Estate in Minnesota!

If you are looking for professional real estate services I am only a ring away! I am looking forward to working with you. And, please feel free to share my name with anyone that you know who needs assistance buying or selling a home ~ I love referrals!

Lindsey Hasford, REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Vision
231 Main Street - Elk River - MN 55330
763-241-5488 (office)  763-218-1347 (cell)

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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Relocation & Luxury Home Specialist

Lindsay - Nice post and nice way to tie it into your business.  Yes, I too love the library reservation system.  However, they didn't have tie decorate your socks craft when my kids were little.  Great idea!

Nov 29, 2010 02:58 PM #1
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Carla - They've done stockings in Elk River since I was little. :) Must be area specific!

Nov 29, 2010 03:00 PM #2
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Carla, I was going to say the same thing. Great way to promote your business. What a great tradition. We don't decorate our own but everyone in my family has used the same ones for years.

Nov 29, 2010 04:17 PM #3
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Michael. We used the same stockings all growing up but I started afresh with my family. The ones they make at the library decorate the library until Christmas. :)

Nov 29, 2010 04:28 PM #4
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Lindsey, "socky socks", how cute!  I admit I haven't given my socks a thought yet but then there's still time! Happy holidays!

Nov 29, 2010 08:37 PM #5
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Lindsey, that's a neat tradition - I really like that.  I'm sure there's a few people here in the rain who will love this idea.  Me, I just have my puppies' stockings up, LOL.

Nov 29, 2010 10:54 PM #6
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Silvia - Just makes you want a pair of socky socks, doesn't it?

Juli - I'm sure that your puppies prefer the stockings hung rather than on their feet.

Nov 29, 2010 11:39 PM #7
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Ok, Lindsey, this is getting really, really freaky now!  We call them socky-socks!  (At least, the little kids do.)

We didn't decorate our own stockings but I did let each child pick out their own stockings years ago.  We used to have the same stockings for years and years when I was a kid but we, too, started fresh when we started our own family.

I think the thing I love most about our house is that we have a fireplace with a mantle.  You just can't hang stockings appropriately any other way!


Nov 30, 2010 12:54 PM #8
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Renae! What a great laugh or two!!! I love things like socky-socks. It's the verbage that makes it so much fun! And, stockings just aren't the same if they aren't hanging under a fireplace. :)

Nov 30, 2010 05:23 PM #9
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Lindsey- Another great tradition.

We have reservations at our library too. Two of them even have drive thru's too...man do I love that.

Dec 04, 2010 12:07 AM #10
Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

Oooh. A driver thru at the library? that's a fascinating idea Scott!

Dec 04, 2010 12:46 AM #11
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