Saturday, December 18, 2010

Advent Calendar 2010: December 18 – Christmas Stockings

December 18 – Christmas Stockings
Did you have one? Where did you hang it? What did you get in it? Do you have any Christmas stockings used by your ancestors?

[Note: This post originally ran during the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories in December 2009]

I have always had a Christmas stocking. I've had two special stockings since I was a young girl that my next door neighbor crocheted for me.

We did not have a fireplace in my childhood home so I hung my stocking on the banister in the living room. Santa would leave special little gifts--a pair of socks or mittens, an ornament for the tree (usually a koala bear ornament), a yo-yo or some other fun little game, candy, and always a few dollars.

I have a fireplace in my current home and those stockings are hanging above it right now!

And I sure hope Santa intends to fill them this year! :-)

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