History Of Christmas

Surprising Facts About The History Of Christmas

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Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays that there is. It started as a religious holiday but has grown into a cultural icon of the western world.

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Origins Of The Christmas Gift

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One cannot talk about the history of Christmas Gifts without mentioning Santa Claus. Bishop Nicholas of Smyrna, who lived in the 4th century A.D. in what is known today as Turkey, was a very wealthy and generous man, who especially loved children.

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Origins of Holiday Shopping and Black Friday

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Everyone likes to shop for presents for the holiday season but few people know the history of holiday shopping. While most people will have heard of Black Friday most will not know its actual origins or when the term was first used.

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Origins Of The Christmas Card

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The very first Christmas card was created in England in 1843 and the picture on the front of the card was drawn up by John Calcott Hawsley. It was commissioned by Sir Henry and showed the poor being fed and clothed with a middle panel featuring a family enjoying the Christmas festivities.

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Origins of the Christmas Tree

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When it comes to talking about the history of Christmas it would not be complete without mentioning the history of the Christmas tree. This is one of the most well-known symbols of Christmas time.

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A Brief History Of Christmas

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One of the biggest holidays of the western world, Christmas manages to be deeply rooted in both Christian religious beliefs as well as culturally significant to the western world at large. There are very few people in the world today who do not know what the Christmas holiday is all about.

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Mrs. Claus, the North Pole and the Reindeer

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Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole and works with elves, and everyone knows that sometime in the wee morning hours of the morning of December 25, Santa Claus is coming to town, but behind every great man there is a woman. The woman is Mrs. Santa Claus, the pillar behind the legend.

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A Brief History of Santa Claus

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The history of Santa Claus begins in the 4th century in Turkey, when he was known as Saint Nicholas. He was much renowned for his generosity in giving gifts such as food and clothes to the poor and children.

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