Have you ever wondered why we hang socks in Christmas and sometimes we get candies in them? According to the legends, the very first gifts St Nicholas gave were to three very poor girls who needed money for their wedding dowries. On Christmas Eve they hung they’re socks to dry by the fireplace but to their surprise. St Nicholas sneaked in their homes and put gold coins to help their dowries. The gold helped those girls to marry the men they loved. This has given us the tradition to hang socks and get goodies but not specially gold. The Italians would put lumps of coal for naughty children.
St Nicholas, he has been the person who has inspired Santa Claus. He has many names, The wonderworker because he has been know to create lots of miracles out of nowhere.