CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO
Joelle told me about this great online store to order original stockings. It’s called “aunt joy’s“. I am sorry that I didn’t post this earlier since the lady, Aunt Joy, apparently said that she would be booked up for custom orders by Nov. 15, which is tomorrow… Apologies. I looked at the webpage and the stockings are very cute. The story that Joelle told me is so sweet that I don’t want to ruin it by telling it myself. I will stop talking here now.
MESSAGE FROM JOELLE
When I was growing up, my mom hand-made us these gorgeous Christmas stockings… mine was a ballet slipper, my brother’s a cowboy boot… I have always wanted something original and personalized like that – not just red stockings with gold glitter names… I found a woman online who does BEAUTIFUL work – lots of chances to personalize the design by choosing colors and characters for the stocking. I placed my order with an extra note asking her if she could send it Priority and received the most beautiful email back from her saying:
“Thank you for your service to our country, because it is the whole military family that makes sacrifices. There is no shipping and handling charges for Military families. It is not advertised, we just do our part to say THANK YOU! Also, all Military families, when we ship to a Military address, receive a FREE MINI STOCKING with their order. So please send an email to let me know what mini stocking you would like included with your order.”
I was totally blown away and wrote her with my thanks. She also said she leaves a few slots open each week for military families so that we can cut to the front of the line (since our shipping could take longer). The order just has to be shipped to an APO or FPO address OR they need a military email address so she can identify us as Military.
The catch is that she did say that she will be booked up for custom orders by Nov 15th – so shop fast! But she also has an eBay store with pre-made stockings that can be accessed at any time. (If you use eBay, you need to request and invoice and email her separately that you are military so she can take off the shipping charges.) aunt joy’s website