Christmas (throughout the history of Christmas gift giving, people have given one
another gifts, often pretending they are ...
But was gift-giving always such an integral part of human culture? A
comprehensive history of gift-giving could fill an entire set of the (now exclusively
One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at
... Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed ...
Dec 20, 2014 ... Christians see gift giving as a symbolic homage to the Three Wise Men's tributes
to the baby Jesus. In the New Testament, the Magi are ...
Oct 30, 2015 ... The Biggest, Worst and Most Expensive! We look at the customs around Gift
Giving from ancient times through to today in our Short History of ...
Dec 21, 2013 ... Gift-giving has its roots in pagan rituals held during the winter. ... same time,
Washington Irving popularized the figure with his "A History of New ...
Dec 12, 2013 ... There's more to giving gifts than just the giving, says Harry Liebersohn, the author
of “The Return of the Gift: European History of a Global Idea” ...
The giving of a gift at Christmas is an ancient tradition, going back to even before
the famous biblical birth! This article examines the history of Christmas gift ...
Dec 25, 2015 ... (Donating gifts to poor children is a different matter, of course, but that practice
became common in the United States only after gift-giving at ...
Dec 21, 2012 ... Christmas has many fathers, as traditions like gift-giving and feasting ... Pimlott's
The Englishman's Christmas: a social history (harvester, 1978).