A fireplace is so integral to Christmas that hanging the stockings on the fireplace mantel is a tradition that many families look forward to each year.
Clement Moore’s famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, immortalizes that moment when “the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.”
As a safety note, please remember to remove the stockings when your fireplace is lit. On Christmas eve when all head to bed, the fire will be safely out so stockings can be hung and Santa can make his traditional entrance safely.
Some FireplaceMall.com friends have generously shared photos of their stockings hung by the chimney. Find inspiration from their stocking designs and holiday fireplace decorations!
This drama of this huge stone fireplace speaks for itself. The nine matching red and gold stockings keep it simply elegant!
The sparkle and glow of this pair of stockings are highlighted by the stars and lights on the mantel.
The cream colors, brass fireplace doors, and dark brick fireplace all work so well with this trio of personalized cranberry and hunter green stockings.
The patchwork stockings capture the texture and variety of the rocks in this awesome fireplace wall. Lights, Christmas balls, and themed stocking hangers coordinate their colors with the stockings’.
Red, green, white and a cheery holiday plaid combine in these smile-inducing, fishy stockings for the felines of the household.
This jolly mantel and hearth signifies the abundance of Christmas and the love for all our family members including the furry ones. Note that each cat’s stocking is labeled with its name. Eliminates the Christmas morning cat-fights, we’re sure.
Cross Stitched Works of Love
How many tiny stitches went into the creation of these remarkable cross stitched stockings?! Each one unique and all in the same color scheme, these lifetime treasures were handmade by a mom of five teens.
Nifty Novelty Stockings
Santa will have no trouble telling which fun stocking hanging on the impressive stone wall of this fireplace belongs to which family member! A Christmas ball laden wreath pulls it all together.
What could make a grandmother more delighted at Christmas than to have the grandkids’ stockings, each as individual and charming as the children are, adorning the fireplace?
Stacked Stone & Stockings
The prominent keystone and the arch of this stacked stone fireplace are both repeated in the design of the mantel. Brass stocking holders echo the brass in the fireplace doors.
Stockings Were Hung
Lest there be any doubt, these stockings are officially hung by the chimney with care. What a clever, convenient and charming way to display the stockings!
Just in Time for the First Fireplace
A talented grandmother cross-stitched each of these stockings. The last one was completed just in time to hang on the family’s mantel for their first Christmas with a fireplace! Atop the mantel is a creche scene.
All of these Christmas stockings were hung with care and love above the fireplace, the natural gathering place not only of family and friends but also of Santa as he fills those empty stockings. To ready your fireplace for stocking-opening day, update your fireplace screen and replace your fireplace tools if they have seen better days.