It's a little hard for me to talk about Christmas stockings as a family tradition. I know what the stockings held - fruit and other small gifts, in an era when such things were a treat in the winter - but not what they looked like.
For my generations, the stockings have varied with the years. We have one set of hand-made stockings, intended for specific people. But we also have several store bought sets that match other decorations. Was this the model my ancestors followed? I'm not sure.