For many years, I've stuffed stockings. First for my siblings, beginning when I was in college, and then, as our family grew, for my parents, siblings, husband and their spouses. I made stockings for the kids as they came along but told the parents that filling was up to them (they still do fill them, too, I love that!)
So this year I was lagging and idealess and was going to skip it. Then I got an idea.zentangle-ish. Copied it. Got out the sewing machine. Backed it with notebook paper I had on hand and stitched around the outline. When it was nearly complete, I tucked in the light and a couple of candies and stitched it shut. I stapled on a small felt ornament for color. I was going to color them but ran out of time. I left the blank at the top for names, but ended up writing them in that big star near the top. I was rather pleased with it. I left the image full size, so if you click on it, you should be able to print your own stockings to stitch up.