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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gifts and Cards/Greenery

Gifts and Cards

In the Second Century, Tertullian wickedly commented on the Roman custom of gifts and cards at the January calends. This custom later shift from January 1st to Christmas Day.


In 13th Century England, grain was exposed on Christmas night so it may receive the favor of fertility. Greenery traditions grew from this practice. The Druids developed the mistletoe. The Christmas tree was first mentioned at Strasburg, Germany in 1605 and introduced to England and France in 1840.

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