Carla Padvoiskis’ father died unexpectedly when she was 18. His death readjusted how she, her sister and her mom decided to spend future Christmases and with whom — with the exception of one constant. “We always still hang my dad’s plaid stocking at Christmas. It feels good to remember him and have his presence there,” she says.

Carla Padvoiskis’ father died unexpectedly when she was 18. His death readjusted how she, her sister and her mom decided to spend future Christmases and with whom — with the exception of one constant. “We always still hang my dad’s plaid stocking at Christmas. It feels good to remember him and have his presence there,” she sa