These are going to work perfectly for what I had in mind when I saw them. I am going to put small gifts inside for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas from my sons elves on the shelf. They look strong and durable and if I can do it just right I can make it look like they are walking on their own with the presents inside. It should be great fun. The stockings are a nice size and very durable. They are nicely made and very cute. The colors are bright and it looks identical to the picture. I love how the toes curl like an elves shoes does. All in all this is a very cute purchase and I'm super happy with it.