Halloween has come and gone, which means Christmas is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas decorations, Christmas shopping, and stocking stuffers. And while we can’t help you with your decorations or shopping, Wockenfuss Candies can help you pack those stockings with some of the most delicious candy around.
Christmas Candy from Wockenfuss Candies
Here at Wockenfuss Candies, one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, we have an entire line of seasonal chocolate goodness perfect for stocking stuffers, including our milk chocolate foil Santas, Snowmen, and Soldiers; milk chocolate caramel-filled foils; chocolate toffee pistachios; chocolate fruits; christmas nonpareils; and so much more. Best of all, our Christmas candy is available online and can be shipped to you in 3-6 business days. What could be easier?
The History of Stocking Stuffers
Each and every year, we hang stockings over the fireplace (or elsewhere if you do not have a fireplace). But why? Where did this bizarre Christmas tradition come from? Well, unfortunately no one knows for sure. There are several versions of the origins of Christmas stockings. So we have read through them all and found one of our favorites. So here we go…
Once upon a time, there was a father with three beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, the father was very poor and did not have money for dowries. Because of this, he feared his daughters may never marry good men.
Hearing of this, St. Nicholas of Myra had an idea. He knew the father would never accept a gift, so he devised a plan. One night, St. Nicholas climbed to the top of the family’s home and dropped gold down the chimney.
Meanwhile, the three daughters had just finished the day’s laundry and decided to hang their stockings by the fire to dry. The next morning, to everyone’s surprise, the stockings were filled with gold coins, enough money to make each daughter a generous dowry.
As word spread, others began to hang their stockings by the fireplace, hoping for a similar Christmas miracle.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
If you have any questions about Wockenfuss Candies’ wide variety of Christmas Candy, please contact us by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!