This short article about Christmas stockings will likely bring back lots of memories. One purpose the stocking served, I think, was to keep the kids busy for a while when they had wakened a bit earlier than their parents would like. I have heard many people say that the stocking stuffers are the fun part. So the admonition “not to allow your grown-up feelings to interfere with the Christmas stocking” is as appropriate now as it was in 1931. The Christmas ads, especially in the very early papers, were quite appealing, I thought, so I have included one from 1921.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger