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 ...
The custom of gift giving seems to stem originally from the Roman tradition of
presenting the Emperor and each other with good luck tokens, called strenae.
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 23, 1999 ... But all that changed when gift-giving became a way to honor family ... stockings
by the fireplace, according to the Connecticut Historical Society.
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).
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 ...
May 4, 2015 ... They actually come from a history of wedding gifts that may surprise you. ... The
gift-giving tradition was aimed at helping them to get started in ...