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Christmas gifts, where did this tradition begin?

This tradition has lasted for decades, let's see some of its beginnings.

All over the world, families, and friends give each other gifts. Most children around the world believe in a Christmas gift bearer.

It is usually Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas or Father Christmas, but in some parts of Germany they believe in Christkind, in Spain they believe that they are the Three Wise Men and in parts of Italy believe that it is an old woman named Befana.

These gifts are also left in different places. In most of Europe, gifts are left in the shoes or boots that children put on. In Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, gifts are left in stockings, often hanging by a fireplace. In many countries, gifts for friends and family can be left under the Christmas tree. In the UK, they are often opened on Christmas morning with the whole family together.

But this tradition is over 2000 years old, more or less. Gift-giving has its roots in pagan rituals that take place during winter. When Christianity incorporated these rituals into Christmas, the justification for bringing gifts was redirected to the Magi, the Magi, who gave gifts to the baby Jesus.

Since then, we have supported this incredible tradition of sharing things of value with the people we hold most dear. But it doesn't stop there, as time has evolved to be a time of giving regardless of who receives it, which has encouraged many to give charity, give to those in need, and simply give more than a gift. Details Betway collects in a recent infographic.

If we look back a bit, exactly 100 years ago, we would find that the most popular Christmas gift was a fragrance. Chanel No. 5 to be exact about what they were buying back then. This was due to an incredible campaign started by its founder, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, in 1921 around the holidays.

This was a perfect scenario due to the economic boom before the Great Depression in the United States, when many industries began to emerge and make a name for themselves. The Western world saw a widespread wave of prosperity that started the early Christmas trends that built what we know as our current tradition.

As everyone had more money in their pockets and time in their watches, the shopping spree began and lasted forever.

It has been a changing trend, and it is quite difficult to say precisely what direction it will take in the next few centuries, but we know for sure that the intention and spirit of these holidays will always remain in our hearts.





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