The legend of the Christmas stocking, leading to the tradition of children hanging stockings goes something like this:
Very long ago, there lived a poor man and his three very beautiful daughters. He had no money to get his daughters married, and he was worried what would happen to them after his death. He thought they would become prostitutes. Saint Nicholas was passing through when he heard the villagers talking about the girls. St. Nicholas wanted to help, but knew that the old man wouldn’t accept charity. He decided to help in secret. After dark he threw three bags of gold through an open window, one landed in a stocking. When the girls and their father woke up the next morning they found the bags of gold and were, of course, overjoyed. The girls were able to get married and live happily ever after. Other versions of the story say that Saint Nicholas threw the 3 bags of gold directly into the stockings which were hung by the fireplace to dry.
It’s time to continue the tradition and perhaps share the legend with your children.
We have a cute and fun giveaway that the kiddos are sure to love! This Christmas stocking is stuffed with fun things to add a little extra on their Christmas morning!
One lucky winner will win a
Christmas Stocking filled with goodies ($75 value)!
Includes: 1 stocking, 5 DVDs, 1 book, playdoh, pocket Etch-a-Sketch, watercolor paint set, gymnastic monkey toy & some mystery items!
Giveaway ends 12/6/13 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck Everyone!
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.