One of my fondest childhood Christmas memories may sound a bit strange to some. It involves paper lunch sacks. You see, when I was a little boy, we didn’t use Christmas stockings. When we hung the stockings, it was just for decoration. For us, the real deal was the paper lunch sack.
Every Christmas Eve, each child would grab a brown paper sack and write his or her name on it. Then, we would place the sack on the piece of furniture where we wanted Santa to leave our presents.
On Christmas Morning, these formerly flat sacks were stuffed full with candy, nuts and oranges (or tangelos). These were treats that didn’t appear regularly at our house. That’s why we looked forward to these little bags each year.
When the presents were unwrapped and the shredded paper hauled away, we still had those wonderful little bags waiting for us.