We didn't bother with a tree this year... and since the tree is my LEAST favorite part of Christmas I'm really not missing it.  I do, however LOVE my stockings. I think they look really cool hanging on the chimney.  I leave the nails up all year round so I don't have to mess with the wood any more than necessary. The original one (Sierra's) was a gift from the Teixeira family when she was born.  We ordered the others after Steel was born to match.  They are pretty close, but not identical.  We also have stockings for Granny and Chuck when they would celebrate with us.