Every Christmas Eve since I can remember, we’ve gathered with my Dad’s side of the family for a holiday celebration. One of the most fun annual traditions was opening what we called “stocking gifts” before dinner, followed by the larger gifts after dinner. I put this in quotes because when we started out our “stockings” were actually plastic shopping bags, which eventually evolved into Christmas gift bags, often reused from years prior (we’re green and frugal). As a child, stocking gifts usually included Chapstick, candy and other fun little trinkets. This year things were a little different.