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Where did stockings come from?

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The hanging of stockings at Christmas comes from a story about a poor widower who had to two daughters. They were very poor and the father could not afford to give his daughters any dowries. St. Nicholas heard of this family and threw gold coins down the chimney. These coins landed in the daughters stockings that were hanging on the mantel of the fireplace to dry after washing. The next morning the daughters found the gold coins which was enough for their dowries. The townspeople heard of this and started hanging stockings on their mantels as well. And the tradition begins.

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