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:

  1. 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☆¸¸.•♥

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

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  3. wow that was a pretty interesting tale

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

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  5. Good story, strange picture. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. Never knew that, something new for the cat.

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

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

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

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

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