When I was a kid, we were told we would get coal in our stocking instead of presents if we were naughty. Why coal? The original idea of Father Christmas or Santa Claus was that he would drop gold coins down the chimney for ‘good children’ on Christmas Eve and if you were naughty you would wake to find coal in the stockings you had hung in the fireplace instead.
It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the past year and makes plans for the new year about to begin. So what are your new year’s resolutions? Some people want to save more money, lose weight, work harder, be nicer to people or even travel to exotic places. (more…)