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Did your mom put an orange in the bottom of your stocking to fill out the foot?
by mem82
December 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Seems like this was a fairly common tradition. Mine did.

Do you do it for your kiddos?


  • SalemWitchChild
    December 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    No I was lucky if she remembered to put anything in it.

  • cheez1e
    by cheez1e
    December 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    Yep, that or an apple. I do it for mine too. It's just not Christmas without a bowl full of fresh fruit on the table and a crap ton of cookies to munch on.

    Traditions are deep rooted in me.
  • sarahbell811
    December 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    No...I've actually never heard of this until now, lol

  • ba13ygrl1987
    December 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM
    Nope but my best friends mom did and I think it's so weird.
  • JoeyJrsMomma
    December 7, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Mine did but DH's mom didn't so he won't let me do it to our kids. He says it should be filled with more fun stuff. I heard that it a tradition of some sort dating way back. I think it was something about turning something into a ball of gold which the orange was a symbol of. 

  • Mommy2justone
    December 7, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    My dad does. We get nuts, a nut cracker, and an orange in our stocking every year. 

  • MaskedMomma
    December 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM

     mine did

  • sheila5745
    December 7, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    I didn't even have a stocking growing up!! But I put an orange in my daughters and an apple in my son's. He couldn't handle the acid from the orange and still can't... I am going to try a stocking with Tailer this year. She has autism and she doesn't pay attention to the stocking. It's hard enough, it takes us all day for her to open gifts. We don't get her many because we usually buy her things through out the year.At Christmas she opens 1 gift and has to play with it for a while. So cute

  • DirtyHippyMama
    December 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    No but that is a good idea! 

  • DirtyHippyMama
    December 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    I really don't fill ours, need to start! MIL always has stockings filled so I just rely on hers :) 

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