When we were kids, we used to hang our grandfather’s old socks in the staircase. My aunts used to tell us that Santa will drop by and put something on our socks. We have to sleep before midnight or else Santa won’t drop by. And as the clock strikes twelve, we would be surprised with what’s inside our socks. Most of the time, there would be candies, chocolates and some money. The gifts are under the Christmas Tree, what was inside the socks are just treats.
Now that I am older and wishes for cheap car insurance instead of candies for my socks, I started reading and learned The History of Christmas Stocking. Based on the stories I have read, a old man with 3 daughters was the one who started it. He was a poor man and he is often worried that his daughters won’t get married. Saint Nicholas heard about his worries and he knows the old man would not accept any help from anyone. One night, Saint Nicholas sneaked on the poor’s man house and found socks hanging to dry. He put gold coins on it. The old man and his daughters saw the gold coins and he was not worried anymore.