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asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th February, 2020

Which country originated the tradition of hanging stockings on the fireplace?

The tradition of Christmas stockings originated in the generous deeds of a nobleman named Nicholas who was born in 280 A.D. in Asia Minor.

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Keeping this in consideration, why do we hang stockings by the fireplace?

According to tradition, the original Saint Nicholas put gold coins in the stockings of three poor sisters. One night, the girls left their stockings drying over the fireplace. Saint Nicholas knew the family was very poor, so he threw three bags of gold coins down the chimney. The money landed in the sisters' stockings.

Secondly, when were Christmas stockings first used? The History of the Christmas Stocking It's not clear when hanging stockings became a Christmas tradition, but it can be dated back to as early as 1823, from the famous poem Twas the Night Before Christmas, with the line “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.”

Similarly, it is asked, which direction should stockings hang?

Should the toe of a Christmas stocking face to the left or right? 95% of stocking toes point to the right. The only time this would matter is if you are looking to add more stockings to your mantle in the future.

Where do you hang Christmas stockings without a fireplace?

There are several other creative ways to hang your stockings in your apartment where Santa can still easily find them – without a fireplace.

  • Stocking holder. Probably the easiest way to hang your stockings is from a stocking holder.
  • Curtain rod.
  • Wooden ladder.
  • String.
  • Knobs of a drawer or cabinets.
  • Bedpost or bed frame.

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