Where to Hang the Stockings at Your Apartment



T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse. The stockings were hung from the chimney with…..wait a minute….chimney?!??! What chimney? “I live in an apartment without a chimney. Where the heck do hang my stockings?”

If I had a nickel for every time that I have heard this question, I’d be loaded. As apartment residents, many of us do not have chimneys to hang our stockings from with care over the holiday, so I have had to come up with different ideas over the years to substitute.

If you are looking for an alternative place to hang up your stockings, try some of these:

Entertainment Center
Tacking them around your entertainment center is a great idea if you have one. You can then put a continuous looping fireplace DVD on and sit around the “fire” with the stockings hanging. Just be careful not to hang the toes in the way of your view of the television.

A Window or Your Front Door
Santa always came in through the chimney, right? So with no chimney, how’s he going to get in? Obviously…he’s going to come in through a door or a window, so try hanging your stockings around your front door (on the inside of course) or your window as your substitute for the chimney. If you are tall, make sure to duck, so you avoid hitting your head on the stocking every time you walk through the door. If you hang it on your window, its a little way of letting everyone know that you are getting into the festive spirit!

Bathroom Mirror
This is a little unconventional, but a really cool alternative to the chimney idea. Tack up your stockings around your bathroom mirror. They will be a fun reminder that it’s the holiday season every morning when you’re getting ready.

Wherever you hang your stockings, make sure that you don’t hang them up too high because Santa’s little helpers might have trouble reaching them.

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