In North America, the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings over the fireplace began near the end of the 19th century. Illustrator named Thomas Nast, famous for his political cartoons, first portrayed a jolly, rotund, red-nosed St. Nick placing goodies into stockings warmed over the fire. Since then placing stockings over the fireplace has become a heartwarming tradition. Bronner's offers numerous styles online and at our Frankenmuth store ranging from classic to a child's favorite licensed character. There's a stocking to please everyone on your list, even dog Christmas stockings for a family's best friend. We even offer personalization on select stockings, or monogrammed stockings. Embroidered stockings look more elegant than glitter and glue. Look no further than Bronner's for the solut`ion for personalized Christmas stockings! Christmas stocking hangers are a popular means of hanging Christmas stockings over a fireplace or mantle. Masterfully crafted and detailed, stocking hangers fit any Christmas décor. Bronner's is pleased to present several stocking holders in hopes that this beautiful tradition will continue for generations. But stockings don't have to stay on a fireplace mantle! Many professional decorators, and those with homes lacking fireplaces, have found clever places to display their stockings. How about a Christmas stocking holder on the bookshelf right next to Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas? Stockings tied to the back of dining room chairs create inviting, unique "place cards" that guests are sure to cherish. Other places to display stockings are along stair rails, headboards and footboards of beds, door knobs, and even on Christmas trees! Whether you've been hanging stockings for years or would like to begin the tradition, Bronner's has the perfect stocking for you! Ranging from classic to modern, whimsical to elegant, or needlepoint Christmas stockings, our quality stockings make great gifts.