Christmas is approaching fast. It is one of the most joyous and festive occasions. Christmas gifts are one of the integral parts of Christmas. People buy expensive Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Christmas gifts are the ideal way to express love and affection to your loved ones. But, nowadays Christmas gifts are quite expensive.
In case, your budget does not allow then you may go for homemade Christmas gift ideas. Mouth-watering Christmas recipes are quite popular across the world. During the Christmas party, Christmas carols and Christmas songs are the major attractions. People are practicing these Christmas traditions since time immemorial.
Interesting Facts about History of Christmas Tradition
In the year, Saint Boniface introduced the concept of Christmas tree. According to him, Christmas tree symbolizes Christís promise for eternal life.
Decorating fir tree with apples, along with small white wafers is quite an old European custom. Later, pastries replaced these wafers. Pastries were cut in the shape of bells, flowers, angels and hearts.
When Herodís soldiers pursued Holy family then plants offered shelter to them. Pine tree was one such plant.
Sir Henry Cole introduced Christmas cards. Christmas cards are mainly a Victorian creation. He was an employee of British Postal Service.
Origin of advent wreath is Eastern Germany. It is mainly a Lutheran tradition.
Advent wreaths are usually round, as they symbolize mercy and eternity of God.