While there is no written account of the origin of the Christmas stocking (or stocking stuffers), there are some common legends that try to explain how this Christmas tradition started a long time ago.
You see, many years ago there lived a very poor man and his three beautiful daughters. But because he had no money to help pay for them to get married, he was very worried about what would happen to them after he died.
The story goes that St. Nicholas was passing through and heard the villagers talking about what would happen to the man and his daughters. He wanted to help, but it was well known that the man wouldn't accept any help. So, St. Nicholas waited until it was nighttime and he secretly crept down through the chimney with three bags of gold coins - one for each girl.
As he was looking for hiding place for the bags, he noticed three stockings hanging over the mantelpiece – one for each girl - to dry by the fire. So he placed a bag of coins in each stocking and went about his way.
When the family woke up the next morning, they found the bags of gold coins and were overjoyed, because this meant that they were going to be able to get married and live happily ever after.
So…did you remember to get stocking stuffers for the lucky people on your gift list?
If you’re like most people, you’re probably putting it off until the last minute. Small dental items make really great stocking stuffers and I have some favorites this year that I’m really excited to show you. From teeth whitening pens to electric toothbrushes, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t fight the lines at the mall or pay for online shipping! Save your gas and save your money! Come on over to our office with your Christmas list – it’s an easy way to give the gift of a beautiful smile.
But don’t wait too long – quantities are limited!
And while you’re here, why not book your next appointment? You’ll probably need a good cleaning after all those holiday treats!
Happy Holidays to you and your family…we look forward to seeing you in 2014!