"....the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicolas would soon be there." - T'was the Night Before Christmas I am in my 40's (fantastic forties), and my parents still LOVE Christmas. They give us gifts like we were still children. I think most adults receive one present, maybe two from their parents at my age. but my parents continue to spoil us year after year. I think it is their love language. With those gifts come Christmas stockings. We still do stockings, and they are always filled with a variety of goodies. A little chapstick, maybe some socks. Often some costume jewelry. Occasionally dad will sneak in a piece of jewelry he has picked out for his "girls". There's sometimes a few strange things in there too that end up being quite useful during the year. Have you ever noticed that stockings stuffers can be expensive? You start filling those things up and before you know it, the price has surpassed the budget! My niece, who is now 28, has this gigantic stocking. My parents got it for her when she was a little girl, and filled it yearly. It's about 5' tall. To this day I still chuckle at how large it is. I think at some point she could actually fit in it. Well, before she was 28. The origination of the stocking includes a story that St. Nicolas wanted to help a family who refused to accept charity. and in the middle of the night, he tossed gold into the window, which landed in the stockings hung by the chimney to dry. They found the gold the next morning, and their life was changed. During the holiday, I think of the Reason for the Season, and how He wants to fill our hearts with goodness and gold. St. Nicolas changed a life. Jesus changes eternity. At Curvy Market, we want to fill someone's stocking this year with trinkets and goodies. So, on this second day of Christmas, here's how you win: 1. Go to the original posting on the Curvy Market FB business page. 2. You must LIKE/Follow the page. 3. SHARE the post 4. Make a comment about a stocking on the post. It can be your favorite one as a child, your favorite one you have ever received, if your family does/does not do stockings, or what you would wish to receive in a stocking.
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