Advent Calendar: December 18, 2009: Christmas Stockings

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? 

I have always had a Christmas stocking.  I’ve had two special stockings since I was a young girl–those 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! 🙂