One of the most time-honoured and beloved Yuletide traditions is the handing of Christmas stockings. Whether you hang them on the mantelpiece, use them as part of your annual Christmas decorations or place them on the end of your bed, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of knowing Santa will soon be filling those stockings with treats and surprises! It’s thought the hanging of Christmas stockings comes from the life of Saint Nicholas, with popular folk stories stating that Saint Nicholas wanted to help a poor family who was too proud to accept charity and so he threw bags of gold through their open window during the night which landed in stockings which had been hung by the fire to dry. In the early 1800s, European children would put out shoes or socks on Saint Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve in the hope that he would bring them gifts, too. Whether the legend is true, the tradition has stuck and to this very day, every Christmas Eve children all around the world hang stockings in the hope that Saint Nick will bring them something special.
At Shindigs, we love a party -- and there’s no more celebratory season than Christmas! There’s something magical about recreating old traditions every year and passing down the magic to new generations. We stock a great range of Christmas stockings for sale online and in-store at our Newcastle shop. From a simple traditional Red Felt Christmas Stocking to a Large Calico Reindeer Print Santa Sack or even a Customisable Christmas Stocking with self-adhesive letters, you’ll find something special for your Christmas Eve celebrations right here. Our products are available for fast shipping as well as local click and collect — shop online today or visit our party warehouse in New Lambton for all your Christmas party decorations and supplies!