We didn't have a fireplace in the apartment, so I never had a mantle. This year, I have two. I had a lot of fun with them. I decided to bring nature inside with some wood, pine cones, and acorns and added a little flair with some spray paint and ribbon. The mantle in the living room has our stockings. I bought Noah a cute fuzzy white one with bells. I bought a green felt snowflake and stitched it onto the stocking just to add a little more character.