Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Trivia continues.......

Ever wondered why you hang a Stocking for Christmas??

According to legend, a kindly nobleman grew despondent over the death of his beloved wife and foolishly squandered his fortune. This left his three young daughters without dowries and thus facing a life of spinsterhood.The generous St. Nicholas, hearing of the girls' plight, set forth to help. Wishing to remain anonymous, he rode his white horse by the nobleman's house and threw three small pouches of gold coins down the chimney where they were fortuitously captured by the stockings the young women had hung by the fireplace to dry.



Stewart said...

If that's the case I'm building a fireplace and hanging out my stockings this year.
er, anyone know how to build a fireplace.

The Vintage Rose said...

I have heard this lovely tale before but never quite figured out how the gold managed to land in the stockings after falling down the chimney. However I do like pretty appliqued stockings that look Christmassy and hang a few on the fire tool stand as we don't need the fire in the Summer.

Gavin said...

I need to get me a fireplace! I hope St Nick visits our place.

The things you learn about Christmas after all these years. Simply amazing stuff. Keep up the good work.