Many people don’t know the actual origin of the , but there are several different associated with its use. Probably the most popular of all is the legend that would drop gold down the chimney, which would then land in a lady’s nylon stocking and serve as her dowry when she married. Whatever the source, are still used today as a wonderful way to tuck away small gifts. In most families, everyone has their very own , which makes a great way to signify whose is whose, and gives them a special touch.
For the truly adventurous, you can make your very own stocking from scratch using a variety of materials. This can lead to even more personalized stockings by adding appliqués that relate to the person who will own the stocking. For example, if someone likes racecars, you can add on a racecar appliqué. If your daughter likes horses, what better way to personalize her stocking than by adding on a felt horse? Stockings that reflect who we are make Christmas time extra warm and special.