Question - Which way should stockings hang?

Answered by: Roger Parker  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 22-06-2022  |  Views: 1238  |  Total Questions: 11

Beautiful stockings! Im a hang 'em to the left person. Traditionally, I believe if you are looking at them hanging on a fireplace, they point to the left as they look in this listing. 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. Nicholas dedicated his life to following the principles of Jesus Christ, using his wealth to help impoverished and suffering people. The Christmas Branch Find a sturdy, heavy branch that you can hang against the wall with a large ribbon or set atop your mantel. Tie lengths of twine around the branch to hang the stockings from. Then, place it on the mantel along with other decor like sculptures, garland, candles and lanterns. 11 Ways to Hang Christmas Stockings Without a Mantel Staircase Railing. A staircase is a common focal point for Christmas decorations. Hang from Garland. Hang the Christmas stockings from a garland with ornament hooks. Bookcase. Bookcase shelves are an ideal spot for hanging Christmas stockings. Shelves. Fireplace Screen. Tinsel Line. Plaque With Hooks. Adhesive Wall Hooks. Like many traditions, the Christmas stocking is a blend from myth, legend and history. It is not unheard of that the early Christian Church would co-opt or mimic the traditions of other cultures in order to allow their missionaries to spread the gospel in pagan lands (the process is called Syncretism).

https://www.thekitchn.com/heres-why-we-put-oranges-in-stockings-at-christmas-holiday-traditions-from

St. Nicholas traveled to the house, and tossed three sacks of gold down the chimney for each of the dowries. The gold happened to land in each of the girls' stockings which were hanging by the fire to dry. The oranges we receive today are a symbol of the gold that was left in the stockings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16074521

But when it became possible to get bigger trees from Norway, people began to put their trees on the floor, with presents underneath. The reason that fir trees are traditionally used is because they are evergreen, which means they are still bright green with lots of leaves - even during the winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_stocking

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Saint Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve so that Saint Nicholas (or the related figures of Santa Claus and Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives.

https://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1015448/the-reasons-behind-our-favourite-christmas-traditions

According to tradition, the original Saint Nicholas put gold coins in the stockings of three poor sisters. The money landed in the sisters' stockings. Since then, children have hung up their Christmas stockings on Christmas Eve, hoping to find them filled with gifts in the morning.

https://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/legend_christmas_stocking.htm

A Christmas stocking refers to an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that children hang on Christmas Eve in the belief that it is to be filled with presents by Santa Claus. But he loved children greatly and often gave gifts to the kids of his hometown. This is why, he became known as the gift giver of Myra.

https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/Christmas/1926714-are-you-meant-to-wrap-stocking-fillers

No, stocking presents are all about instant gratification and should not be wrapped. We wrap them. They're opened first thing in the morning, on our bed. I always wrap stocking fillers apart from bits that are in blind bags - lego mini figures, hotwheels cars, lucky bags etc.

https://www.rent.com/blog/places-to-hang-stockings-with-no-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.

https://thelifeoflulubelle.com/2011/11/03/50-christmas-stocking-ideas-for-men/

Stocking Stuffers for Men: Cologne – samples work best because they are smaller and cheaper. Soap – handmade beer or manly soap is nice. Undies. Socks. chocolate or other candy. chocolate covered bacon, pretzels, or other junk food items (beef jerky, canned cheese, etc) Bottle opener, bottle opener ring. Beanie/knit hat.

https://theinspiredroom.net/2013/12/04/hang-garland-wreaths-christmas-stockings-without-nails/

Command Hooks. Command hooks are really the best thing I've found for hanging wreaths, garland and stockings on my mantel, door, or wall, without nails! If you haven't used them yet, they are little hooks with a non-damaging adhesive double sided tape on the back. I get mine here or at a hardware store like Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/c/ai/how-to-hang-christmas-stockings/9ba683603be9fa5395fab90138448a29

Hanging stockings along the staircase railing is a popular alternative to using a mantel. You can achieve this look in a couple of ways: either using self-adhesive hooks or wall hooks that screw into the wood handrail or by using decorative ribbon or ties to hang the stockings.

https://www.wikihow.com/Hang-Stockings-on-Brick

Steps Drill a hole in the fireplace brick wall using a screwdriver. Aim for the mortar between the bricks, not the brick. Screw in a cup hanger. Many cup hangers come with a screw end on them, just ask for these at the hardware store. Attach the stocking to the hanger. Hang the stocking loop around the cup hook.