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Wool Christmas Stocking Evergreen Party is a festive display of colorful holiday ribbons strung across a background of fir tree green. This is a plush and attractive Holiday Stocking that calls for the tale behind the tradition.
A long time ago in a small European village, there was an elderly man with little money and three very beautiful daughters. With no money to help his daughters the man had a great fear that they would not be able to marry? (Of course this was long before the emancipation of women.) St. Nicholas was passing through this same village and heard of the plight of this poor family. He knew that the man would not accept charity and yet help was needed.
Under the cover of night, while the family was asleep, St. Nicholas snuck into the house. Some tales tell us he crept through an open window while others relate the story of him coming down the chimney. Either way, he got inside. The girls had hung their stockings by the fireplace to dry earlier in the evening. St. Nicholas filled the stockings with gold coins. He slipped away and the family woke to discover this most wonderful surprise. Since the time of this tale, children have been hanging their stockings for Christmas in eager anticipation of the surprises they will contain on Christmas morn.
This charming Wool Christmas Stocking is made through fair trade practices by a small craft group in Nepal and run by a husband and wife team. Over 120 artisans are employed. They have a safe work environment and are provided services such as health check ups and pool social assistance funds for families in need. Only high quality wool is used in the production of the stockings which are completely hand felted.
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One Fair Trade Wool Christmas Stocking Evergreen Party, approximately 18 by 9.5 inches with a 3.5 inch loop for hanging and a two decorative pompom dangles swinging charmingly from back of stocking.