Nothing signifies the holidays like the hanging of festive colored stockings on the fireplace mantle.
As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown.
However the most recognized origin is the one that honors St. Nicholas. Stockings are mentioned in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from St. Nich-olas,” written by Clement C. Moore.
Histor-ically St. Nicholas was a charitable bishop from the third century in Myra which is the modern day Turkey.