You’ve Been Socked!

I am what my family would refer to as a Christmas extraordinaire who goes over the top with excitement at Christmas time.  In fact, I hate to admit this, but I start planning out my strategy in September of where to place the outside Christmas lights and what day we should start clipping those glorious C9 bulbs to the rooftops…

Do we put them up the week of Thanksgiving?  Day after Thanksgiving?  Weekend before Thanksgiving?

However, for some strange reason, I’m just not into it this year. However, in an effort to zap me out of my Grinch-like mood and not ruin my reputation of always being in the fun-loving Christmas spirit, I have taken on a Pinterest project.  And friends, let me just say it has been so much fun and will become a regular tradition in my house!

So what are you waiting for?

Scroll down to see how you can also make your own “You’ve Been Socked” stockings.  But let me warn you, this project can cause quite the adrenaline rush as you try to “sock” your neighbors, friends, and unsuspecting strangers.

Step 1:  Type out this poem on pretty Christmas paper

You’ve Been SOCKED!

Christmas time is oh so dear,

So I’m sending you some Holiday cheer.

Open the sock and enjoy the surprise,

Some Holiday fun right before your eyes.

Now it’s your turn to do the “socking”,so go get ready to fill this stocking.

You can include any kind of treat, something that’s cute or maybe to eat.

A happy friend will love to find,

A Holiday surprise of any kind.

Hang this from their front door,

So that Christmas joy will spread some more.

Thanks for joining in on the fun,

Let’s hope this travels to everyone!

Instructions:  You have 48 hours to fill this stocking and deliver it to someone else.  Please keep this instruction note attached to the stocking.  If you happen to end up with this stocking on Christmas Eve, then put it aside for next year because it will be your turn to start the holiday cheer!


Poem You've Been Socked

Step 2:  Place the poem inside of an envelope and using a safety-pin, attach it to the top of the Christmas stocking

pinned you have been socked

Step 3:  Insert yummy treats, $5 gift cards, gum or other small gifts of your choice

Final You have been socked

Step 4:  Place your stocking on an unsuspecting friend, family, or neighbor’s front door without getting caught!  Or if you are feeling extra brave, attach it to a random car in the parking lot before someone comes out to catch you!

Car You've Been Socked

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29 thoughts on “You’ve Been Socked!

  1. I’m sorry you’re not in the Christmas spirit this year. It definitely took me a while to get into it too. I love this stocking idea! It’s a great way to spread Christmas cheer! 🙂


  2. I LOVE this idea!!! Oh my gosh, I hope I can get it together before Christmas! I would love to put these on classroom doors -but I love the stranger/neighbor idea, too!!! What a great way to spread Christmas cheer! 🙂 LOVE!


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