Monday, January 26, 2009

Symbolism in oranges

I know it's past Christmas, but this is such a fun article, I wanted to share it.
It's by Carrie Lamont, courtesy of a wonderful gardening website called Dave's Garden.
It's about the tradition of placing an orange in the toe of Christmas stockings.
(linked with permission)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Melanie said...

Interesting story Barbara. My grandmother said they had nuts in their stockings when she was little and during the war for her children. Always though there was a book of some sort in the stocking. I have 2 of my Grandfather's- David Copperfield in 2 parts. One inscribed from his Mother and the other from his Aunt. I like to think of these Victorian born ladies doing their Christmas shopping together and buying them for him that year.

Whatever goes into a stocking though is special.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

That was interesting. I always got an orange and apple - I never knew why though. The first Christmas we had the kids, I put oranges in their stocking and my husband thought I was nuts. He never had stockings when he was a kid, so never knew of the tradition. Anyway...I ramble...

3:29 PM  

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