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Old 11-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #36
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Re: What do you put in stockings?

Originally Posted by ARogers View Post
Is there a reason for the oranges/clementines? My parents always did it for me. After looking at the thread and seeing so many other mama's doing it I asked my husband if his parents did it for him. He looked at me like I was crazy.
I think it comes from a time when fresh fruit just wasn't available during winter months easily at all. Oranges were a little luxury that could be brought up from the south.

Now my kids get fresh fruit daily and wouldn't appreciate an orange as being something special.

Their stockings usually have consumables:
1 chocolate orange
1 tooth brush
1 tube toothpaste
some sort of bath consumable (pouf, sponge, oil, fizzies, bubble)
some sort of art consumable (markers, crayons, glitter glue, notepad)
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