...by the chimney with care.........." Okay, so once they were filled they were laid down gently on the ottoman so as to avoid any eager children being impaled by a heavy stocking hanger in the morning. All the same, we got new stockings this year! Our old ones were lovely, bot oh so formal. I really wanted something more relaxed! They are fleece, and actually quite folksy and bright, with plenty of room for oranges in the toes!