Red Heart Crochet Kitsch Striped Stocking

In this article, you’ll get a chance to take a look at some festive ways to hang Christmas stockings in your home. When it comes to hanging Christmas stockings, we are always looking for the best place to put them. Well, there is no such thing as the best place! It all depends on your preferences and style. We have gathered for you some possible places where you can put your stockings, so that you can get some inspiring ideas. Christmas stockings are usually hung over the fireplace, but if you don’t have one in your house, don’t worry because there are so many other places where you can hang them. Move away from your comfort zone, and get other creative solutions! You can, for example, hang them in your dining room cupboard! Then you can leave the Christmas cookies for Santa, on the dining room table!

Your broken or old skis can find a new use in home decor, especially when it comes to hanging Christmas stockings. Hang the skis on the walls, and you will have a perfect place to hang the wonderful stockings! This project is really impressive and attractive! You can also hang the beautiful Christmas stockings in your windows anywhere in the house. It’s as simple as that. And you are all set to welcome Santa Claus! Many people like to decorate the staircase, so hanging the stockings on the stairs is a wonderful idea. It’s a classic look that is also sophisticated and traditional at the same time. But make sure to add a little garland too, for a nice finishing touch! Make use of the furniture you already have in your home, and bring the Christmas spirit into the bedroom by placing stockings on the top of your bed, for example. The bed also deserves to be decorated for the festivities!

And finally, the well-known and traditional place to hang your Christmas stockings is the fireplace. You can decorate the mantel, in many different ways, so once you find what you like best, create the perfect look! You may already know the Christmas tradition of placing Christmas-themed stockings on the mantelpiece, right? But do you know the origin of this custom? Well, we’ll tell you: For starters, did you know that Santa Claus has a precursor? That’s right. There is a kind of legend that says that before Santa Claus existed, Saint Nicholas of Mira, an old bishop with a white beard, used to carry a bag full of presents on his back. The first to be distributed were gold coins. Can you imagine? 

He threw them down the chimney of a house, and the lucky ones were three poor girls who needed money for their wedding dowry. It turned out that some of the coins fell into a sock that was hanging in the fireplace by the fire to dry. And that is how the tradition spread. Nowadays, socks by the fireplace (or window) are used as decorative items. How about using this time at home to gather the kids and make your own Christmas stockings? You can tell them the story of St. Nicholas and make this tradition special among yourselves. The art of crochet, as we know it today, developed in the 16th century. Danish writer Lis Paludan (1995) tried to discover the origins of crochet in Europe and established some theories. One of these theories is that crochet originated in Arabia and reached Spain via the Mediterranean trade route.


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