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Topic: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 8 (signup thru Sept. 21, sendout Dec. 1)  (Read 106616 times)
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« Reply #110 on: September 11, 2012 04:30:11 PM »

My mom did that too! I think it's because citrus used to be very expensive and a rare treat. Like, back in Little House on the Prairie days. (At least I remember it from the book- it was a big deal for Laura to get an orange in her stocking!)
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« Reply #111 on: September 11, 2012 04:30:29 PM »

Historically, citrus fruit was a real treat.  It also filled out the toe of the stocking nicely. Smiley
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« Reply #112 on: September 11, 2012 04:49:45 PM »

There was also an Orange in my stocking every year.  One year I actually asked why.  The store my grandfather told me was that Santa clause started helpi wng people a long time ago, when most  people were very poor.  One time he found out that one time a man was very poor and unable to feed his three childreen, so Santa threw a bag of gold down the chimney, but when he did the bag broke and the gold fell into the kids socks drying by the chimney and the gold turned into oranges.  That was apparently the how the tradition of stockings came about and why santa decided to come down the chimney.


This is how I remember the story from when I was about 8, so I don't remember much more about the story, my dad doesn't remember at all, and my grandfather is unfortunatly no longer with us.  I hadn't thought about in years though.
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« Reply #113 on: September 11, 2012 04:56:24 PM »

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« Reply #114 on: September 11, 2012 05:17:02 PM »

We always got an orange. My Mom said she and her siblings always got them too. I put them in my kids stockings just because it's a tradition Cheesy
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« Reply #115 on: September 11, 2012 05:45:32 PM »

I always love to get an orange in my stocking, my sister does too.  She carried on the tradition with her family, mine revolted - they all hate oranges and aren't good with them taking up space just so I can be happy! Cheesy
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« Reply #116 on: September 11, 2012 06:22:20 PM »

I think you should make some orange colored stockings just full of oranges. Punk them before they get the real ones! Cheesy
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« Reply #117 on: September 11, 2012 07:25:28 PM »

I'm glad I'm not the only Little House on the Prairie nut on here who remembers the orange in Laura's stocking.  I myself have never gotten an orange but I do like the tradition.  I haven't gotten my own christmas stocking since I moved out when I was 18.  I really miss it, so I'm looking forward to this swap so much!
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« Reply #118 on: September 11, 2012 09:03:20 PM »

She also got an orange at a party one and was quite stoked. The petals were partially peeled like flowers Cheesy
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« Reply #119 on: September 12, 2012 01:49:10 AM »

for us it was nuts as well as oranges - no idea why we had nuts, but there was always a handful at the bottom of my stocking! I'm another one that left the orange (and the nuts!).
I've always done something like stockings - if not stockings then silly little presents that got hidden in the tree for people to find (it was my ex-in-laws who introduced me to that one)
I've made DH do a stocking for me every year - even before we had the boys(!) but it's taken him a few years to realise that stockings are fun and silly, and not just loaded with the ordinary presents, and even so he doesn't do them very well; but at least he tries Smiley

Still on the fence with this one - so want to jump in, but the amount of crafting scares me (I would love 2 stockings - for my boys) because I've had some serious health issues over the summer, and worried about them coming back and being unable to craft Undecided Undecided
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