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The tradition of decorating houses with Christmas stockings dates back to the early 19th century. We hang them over the fireplace or by the bed hoping that Santa Claus will bring us gifts overnight. Most frequently, stockings are filled with candies, different types of fruit, coins and other goodies. This tradition is cherished not only by children but also by adults. More and more frequently, people buy stockings for pets as beloved cats or dogs are treated like family members.

What are the origins of the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings?

There are numerous legends discussing the roots of this tradition. Interestingly, all of them revolve around Santa Claus. It is said that Santa secretly wanted to help one of the poor families, so he threw a few gold bars into their house through the chimney and the gold fell into a sock that was drying over a fireplace. In the morning, the astonished family found a "gift" and that’s where the tradition of hanging stockings over the fireplace comes from. In Australia this custom has been cultivated for years. For many Australians, checking stockings in the morning is one of the most enjoyable Christmas memories.

Personalised Christmas Stockings for men, women and children at Artisan Ornaments

Artisan Ornaments loves the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings. That’s why, on our online store you can find not only handmade baubles, but also mesmerising and unique Christmas stockings. You can personalise them with a short inscription or a name of the person who the stocking is for. All our stockings are personalised in our Melbourne workshop in Australia. We attach great importance to details, that’s why buying our goods guarantees top-quality personalised stockings. In our online store you can find perfect ornaments for a Baby's first Christmas and stockings for pets. Cherish this beautiful

Christmas tradition with Artisan Ornaments - give your beloved ones a real gift of joy!