Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fact of the Day: Christmas Stockings

While the origin of the Christmas stocking is uncertain, the origin may lie in the popular legend of St. Nicolas. The story told of an old man with three beautiful daughters, but were too poor to get married. The father would not accept charity, so Saint Nick came in at night and put gold coins in the stockings hanging out to dry. 

17 comments:

Anita said...

What a nice post!!Me love!!Her in norway we dont do this christmas stockings!!however since my mom is from Canada.i got a ll the american stuff in with the mamam milk♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥thank you lovely young boy!!you are such a creator!!Long live you!!♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Never knew, interesting !

Giga said...

I jak na Mikołaja przystało, zrobił wspaniały prezent. Pozdrawiam.
And as befits Nicholas, he did a wonderful gift. Yours.

Bob Bushell said...

That's nice.

MEcoy said...

wow that was a pretty interesting tale

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

I love this stories and pictures, Adam. Have a nice day. Greetings, Joke

Filip and Kristel said...

Good story, strange picture. Have a Merry Christmas.

Greetings,
Filip

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, something new for the cat.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a great story!! Good for St Nick!! Hope he does the same for me! LOL! Take care
x

This is Belgium said...

every country has his own st nic of xmas story
we here celebrate st nicolas on December 6
greetings from brussels

Pilar Domínguez said...

Now I can tell my pupils about this origin, great!!Thanks:)

DEZMOND said...

I don't like the picture :(

Maria said...

This is very intriguing!

Christine said...

nice story!

Kay said...

Oh thank you. This is such a sweet story. I wonder if the gold coins worked. Does that mean husbands had to be bought?

Adam said...

an old culture thing I'm sure.

Linda said...

Nice story and photo.