History of the Christmas Stocking – Three young girls could not marry without money. On Christmas Eve they hung their stockings up to dry in front of the fire. St. Nicholas was passing through and heard about the girls and wanted to help, so after dark he threw 3 gold coins into their stockings and so they lived happily ever after. This story was retold and so children started to hang up their stockings every Christmas Eve! We have some lovely Personalised Stockings, to help keep this tradition alive!