Countries all around the world hang stockings from the mantelpiece to be filled with treasured holiday treats on Christmas Eve. Those participating in this holiday ritual include Germany, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Children hang stockings in anticipation of small gifts from Santa Claus as he arrives overnight. This time honored tradition dates from the early 19th century, with possible origins in the time of Saint Nicholas, the 4th century CE in the United States.
The tradition of the Christmas stocking is a fond and fun ritual many kids look forward to each Christmas. The stockings are treasured keepsakes the kids will treasure and pass down to their children. What a great way to make sure your grandchildren and great grandchildren have keepsakes from their grand parents and great grand parents. Today we invite you to look at the latest in Christmas Stocking assortments for your holiday preparation.