Wool socks, a gift of comfort and warmth
It is Christmastide, and the clock is ticking away. The magic is drawing near. Here is a gift idea that would help bring the happy moment closer and keep the memories of it alive: a warm pair of wool knitted socks! Over centuries, they have become symbols of Christmas, like Santa Claus, Christmas fur, or Christmas ornaments.
How did wool socks become a symbol of Christmas?
St. Nicholas, the saint who gave his name to Santa Claus, had everything to do with this symbolism. Many centuries ago, he was looking for a way to help an impoverished widowed man with three beautiful daughters who could not marry for lack of means. Their father would accept no charity. St. Nicholas arrived secretly through the chimney and placed some gold in the girls' stockings. The girls married and were happy, and so was their father.
A pair of socks is not just a gift of appreciation, friendship and warmth, but also a gift of anticipation of a miracle, so wonderfully described in a known poem by an American classic:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there
A pair to your liking
The online Christmas catalogue has a rich selection of socks hand-knit at the workshops of Saint Elisabeth Convent. They are thick but remarkably light because they are made of goat wool, a soft, lightweight, durable and sustainable material perfect for the cold winter weather. These socks will last many seasons.
This is a gift that will suit everyone – we have socks for women, men, boys and girls, in different sizes and colours. The variety of patterns is impressive. Winter-themed socks are popular this season. There are socks with deer, shepherd dogs, robins, and many other designs you will like.
Your idea of a gift
Woolly socks are a gift of warmth and love. Giving someone you care about a pair of our warm and colourful socks could be your way of saying to them, “I have been missing you and thinking about you!”
Christmas warms the heart, but cold winter days may make the feet cold. If you still have not decided what to get for Christmas, order yourself and your loved ones some cute woollen winter socks.