I struggle with this every year. What to stuff in the stockings. I wonder if Santa struggled with ideas, like I do.
I tried to research the history of stockings, but it was very vague. One suggestion was that it took the place of the wooden shoes (a Dutch tradition). Instead of putting out shoes, young children would put out their stockings. As the years went by, the stockings got more and more elaborate.
During the lean years of the 1930’s parents, would put fruit in their children’s stockings. It’s a tradition that several families still do.
Modern day stuffing ideas:
Ornaments for the tree
Question for you: What do you put in your stockings? I’d love to get some new ideas. Do you have traditional gifts you like to put in your stockings?
My story, Mr. Christmas Elf is available on Amazon.
Jules is a hard working girl who can barely afford bus fare. Elvis is an eager Christmas Elf looking to do a good deed and move on. Will a little Christmas magic help bring a deeper meaning to the season for both of them?
There was a tap on the window. Elvis waved with one hand, holding a sled as high as his shoulders with the other. A big, wide grin was plastered across his face and snowflakes weighed down his curls.
Joe arched his thumb at Elvis. “He’s going sledding, too?”
Elvis sauntered into the shop carrying the sled with ease. Grabbing a chair from an empty table, he joined us and leaned the sled against the space next to him.
“What’cha got?” Gus asked.
“Titanium rails,” Elvis beamed. “They should ride over the snow and ice like a knife sliding over butter.”
Joe frowned. “My daughter’s not riding in that. It looks dangerous.”
MR CHRISTMAS ELF is available on Amazon as an Ebook for 99 cents and is in the Kindle Unlimited Program.
REVIEW: 5 Stars, Kindle Customer:
This has a lot of humor and the setting is New Hampshire at Christmas time. What could be better. I could picture it all in my head as I read the story. I felt like my heart was warmed and I was helped at the end to feel better about life in general. Very uplifting reading!