Christmas is a joyful time of year and its all the little touches which make the difference. We especially get excited during this period because the noble sock plays an essential role. One of them being stockings filled with toys bring happiness to young kids and often adults too.
The Origins of Christmas Stockings
The origins of Christmas stockings go back before Christ to the Norse god, Odin. This omnipotent figure was a muse for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Gandalf and you may already know one of his many sons – Thor the god of Thunder. As Christianity spread Odin’s story merged with that of St. Nicholas who threw bags of gold into a pious impoverished man’s house landing in stockings drying by the fire.