Now that we’ve decked the doors and added some sparkle to the house, it’s time to shop for those fun gifts that make a stocking worth stuffing. Great things do come in small packages and we have some goodies on our list we hope Santa will consider (hint,hint!)
Did you know that hanging stockings at Christmas has been a tradition for centuries? Legend has it that once a upon a time there was a poor widower with three beautiful daughters who worried that his impoverished state would no allow his girls to marry. One Christmas, St. Nick heard about the family and wanted to help so he slid down the chimney and filled the girls freshly laundered stockings (which were hanging to dry by the fire) with gold coins.
These days, stockings come in all shapes and sizes – ours are needlepoint with monograms and quite large! Are you making your list and checking it twice?
As always, you have such great ideas! I have invoked a “one gift only” rule this year, but plan to cheat a bit by loading up stockings with fun goodies. Hope you both have had a great week! xoxo