The History of The Stocking
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care."
The history of the stocking begins with a man and his three daughters who were very poor. The man thought his daughters would never get married, even though they were beautiful, they had no money. This made it hard for them to be wed. A man by the name of St. Nicholas heard about their troubles and decided to help. He slipped down the chimney, and found the girls' stockings hanging by the fire to dry. He put gold coins in the stockings, and disappeared...... Everyone heard about what St. Nicholas did, so they started to put out their stockings as well.