I don't have a mantel to hang our stockings. I always had stocking hangers and hung them either on the stairs or the window sill, but I've never liked the look of that much. I broke most of our stocking hangers last year and had been looking for some new ones that were cute but didn't cost like $20 each. Then I came across this wooden sign with hooks at my local craft store. Only $12.99, and it makes me happy!