And actually, another couple trip, before we had kids, on our honeymoon, to Europe, and so we have the Colosseum. Gosh, I guess we need some from our family trips :). Maybe I'll order some online of the places we've been.
With the ornaments and the books also came the kids well-loved nativity lego set. We always ask the kids to keep this set in the living room and we've been doing something new this year; since the set is always all over the place in the living room, each night, after our family scripture study and prayer, we'll choose one of the children(have to have been sitting reverently and participating) to gather all the pieces and set it up the way they'd like on our end table where it will remain for the night. They LOVE doing this and it helps them sit quietly in anticipation of whose going to get to do it that night, so we like it too :).
Friday morning I got my Christmas shopping done and later that day we took the kids out to Joanns Fabric and bought enough Christmas fabric to make stockings for all seven of us. The day after Thanksgiving, Joann's has all their Christmas fabric 75% off which a friend informed me of months previous. We all have the same print for the bottom (we found a Christmas fabric that already had batting inside) and then we let each person pick out the Christmas fabric they wanted for their cuff. For all seven stockings, we ended up spending about $35 on material, so about $5/stocking, but they are individualized, big, and good quality.
We found a good stocking tutorial from the FabricWorm here. Oh, and I also got this rotary cutter pictured below for 50% off which I am so excited about! It made making these stockings SO much faster and easier! Scott and I started on these Saturday. We worked on these together; we each cut and sewed about half. And we burned the midnight oil, Saturday night, finishing them up.