Needlepoint has been around for thousands of years starting with the Egyptians doing a cross stitch to mend their tents, but no one knows the exact origin of
Needlepoint Christmas Stockings
or for that matter the concept of Christmas Stockings. There is speculation or folklore that a long time ago a man with little means had three daughters and was concerned what would happen to them when he died. Back in the really olden days, women came with a dowry – no dowry, little to no chance of getting a good husband.
So the story continues with Saint Nicholas happened to be going through this town and heard everyone talking about the daughters and the concerns of their father. Although the father was poor he had pride and Saint Nicholas did not want to offend him by offering him money directly so late one night he climbed down the chimney with gold coins in tow. Not knowing where to put the valuable gold coins, Saint Nicholas saw the daughters had their stockings hanging on the mantle over the fireplace to dry and it came to Saint Nicholas where to place the gold coins. When everyone woke up the coins were seen and the father was no longer concerned about the fate of his daughters.
The rest is history and the tradition of Christmas stockings continues.
Needlepoint Christmas stockings
began as a way to put a personal touch on family traditions. Having someone give you or your family needlepoint Christmas stockings is special because a lot of thought went into it. Now if the needlepoint Christmas stockings were made by hand, this means someone took the time to make this gift for you or for you to give.
So if you are considering needlepoint Christmas stockings for your family or to give as gifts, you can not go wrong. Especially if there is a new addition to the family. This way the tradition can continue so why not start a new tradition in your family by either buying the needlepoint Christmas stockings already done, purchase a kit or a pattern to make yourself. But you don’t have to stop there, you can buy or make needlepoint Christmas stockings for pets as well. After all, they too are a part of the family. Whatever you decide, just remember you will create memories that will continue to last a lifetime.