What Christmas gift will be the most successful, and what gifts are better to avoid? The most beautiful, but also closely associated with giving loved ones, time of year is coming – Christmas. This special time is preceded by a holiday fever. So it is suggested what gifts to look for then.
A short Christmas story
Christmas happened to be celebrated in Bethlehem for the first time in the 4th century. In the past in Poland they were called Gods, Godnives or Godly Saints – from the Old Slavic word ‘god’, meaning year. The name came from the wedding (mating) of the old and new year and night and day, because the time of Christmas coincided with the date of the winter solstice. In the past, the first day of Christmas began with a morning service, then family sat at a richly set table and carols were sung. In the Middle Ages, Christmas was very boisterous, but at that time Christmas gifts were not yet known.
Christmas trivia – do you know them?
Not everyone knows that the tradition of Christmas nativity scenes began with Saint. Francis of Assisi. His first crib was created in 1224 and had an educational dimension – with its help the saint explained to the faithful the essence of Christmas.
And where does the custom of kissing under the mistletoe come from? It entered into tradition in the nineteenth century, and has its source in Celtic times. In ancient Greece, kissing someone under the mistletoe was a promise of marriage and a happy life.
It is worth knowing the symbolism of traditional Christmas colors. Green is a symbol of life and rebirth. Red represents the blood of Jesus Christ and gold represents light as well as prosperity.
Do you know what formerly decorated Christmas trees? The earliest known Christmas decorations are … apples! Medieval actors used these fruits to decorate the tree of knowledge during plays depicting the fall of the first people.
Have you ever wondered why gifts under the Christmas tree are more often given in socks? An interesting story is connected with this. In the 12th-century France, nuns visited the poor, offering them socks full of nuts and fruit mainly mandarins, which here and in the West are also an important symbol of Christmas.
Safe and always-on-the-right Christmas presents and those that are better to avoid.
How can you be confident that your Christmas gift will be hit, will not happen again and will please our loved ones? Gift vouchers and vouchers are a reliable idea. If you know the person for whom you are buying a gift and know that, for example, he loves to read, books will hit the bull’s-eye. However, when you know each other less and you have never been to someone’s home, you should never buy interior decoration items. You do not know, however, whether this type of Christmas gifts will fit into the style of the apartment. You also should not buy perfumes or cosmetics for the face and body, because loved ones may be allergic to them. In these circumstances a vanilla mastercard can be the wisest choice.