Right around Christmas, there’s a buzz with Christmas socks and stockings. Some countries even have an entire Christmas stocking tradition around that. What about Christmas and socks, and why is there such a popular connection between Christmas stockings and socks?
During the festive season, it’s almost impossible not to think about Christmas stockings, whether for yourself or a loved one. You will also have Christmas stockings hanging from the fireplace and mantlepieces every year. It’s a tradition that has become as important as the Christmas tree. But what are Christmas stockings, and should you consider adding them to your Christmas shopping this year?
History Behind Christmas Stockings
There are several theories on how Christmas stockings came to be. The most common one tells the story of Saint Nicholas, only known as Nicholas of Myra back then. He was a wealthy but generous priest living in a city part of the Roman Empire.
Nicholas was famous for his good deeds and the generous gifts he bestowed on the people of Myra, particularly the children.
This Christmas stocking myth tells of a widower with three daughters for whom he could not afford dowries. In those days, that meant the daughters couldn’t be married and might have turned to prostitution.
Being nice, Nicholas came to their house one night and found their socks hung up to dry while they slept. He filled the socks with gold coins. Plenty enough for the daughters to afford a dowry. This and other stories about Nicholas’s generosity contributed to his legend growing and changing.
Within a few centuries after his death, his feast day became the most celebrated throughout Christian Europe, and soon, these traditions poured over to the rest of the world and gave birth to the Santa Claus stories known today.
For many children, back when there was no gift packaging, the gifts from Santa were placed in their actual socks, which they hung by the fireplace. Sometimes, Santa would put the gifts in their shoes.
By the late 1800s, Victorians were making handmade socks for holding Christmas gifts. Some of the stockings were ornately decorated and larger than a typical sock. Kids loved these because it meant they could hold bigger and more gifts. The tradition has carried on since then.
Christmas Stockings for the Festive Season
During Victorian times, children would use everyday festive socks as stockings. However, more families have switched over the decades to purpose-made Christmas stockings decorated with personalised messages and festive motifs. As it stands, Christmas stockings have become a part of the festive tradition and are commonplace over fireplaces on Christmas Eve.
Christmas stockings signify the respect and love at the heart of giving gifts to your loved ones. Our line of Christmas stockings is the perfect embellishment for the fireplace and any mantle pieces you have around your home.
With our customised Christmas stockings, you can start your own tradition and pass it down for generations. You can also get matching Christmas socks with the stockings if you’re feeling a little spicy and want to add as much colour to the holidays as possible.
Why Buy Your Christmas Stockings from Us?
Christmas stockings are an essential part of your Christmas decorations and gifts, and we have just the stockings to hang at the fireplace and around the mantle pieces. With the crazy schedules that come with Christmas, we make it easy and convenient to buy your Christmas outfits and stockings from the comfort of your home and have them delivered to you.
All your Christmas outfits in one place
Our extensive Christmas stockings are not the only thing we have to offer. We also have Christmas jumpers, sweaters, socks, pyjamas, and other outfits. So you can find everything you need to complete your Christmas outfit in one easy and convenient place.
We deliver quality
Everything you buy from us is made from the best quality materials to deliver Christmas’s best experience and warmth. We know you would love to pass some of these items down to your kids as part of the Christmas tradition to ensure we make them last and remain comfortable over time. We also want the outfits to retain the Christmas spirit and spread joy, so the designs are well done, and the knitwork is superb.
Great prices, sales and discounts
Christmas is about huge savings and joy; our Christmas stockings and other outfits fit that theme. All our Christmas items are competitively priced to save money and ensure you can complete the Christmas theme without blowing your budget out of the water. We also have regular sales and discounts that can save you even more money.