Happy Almost Holidays everybody! December is here and we all know what that means: Christmas! With Christmas just a few weeks away, we wanted to give you all a fun little bit of history and facts related to Christmas. Here are a few fun facts:
Who is St. Nicholas, or Santa?
He’s the world-renowned figure who is said to bring gifts to the homes of good children during the late night hours of Christmas Eve.
What’s the meaning of the stocking?
Its true meaning originates from an old tale about Nicholas. A long time ago, St. Nicholas heard a sad tale of a poor man with three beautiful daughters who didn’t have enough money to buy his daughter’s presents. In an effort to help, St. Nick crept through the family’s chimney at night, placing three bags of gold coins in stockings that were drying in the mantle. This is where stockings for Christmas was inspired from.
What is the meaning of the Christmas tree?
The earliest accounts of evergreen tree decorating were recorded in the 15th century in Livonia(modern day Estonia in Latvia). Town folks would set up a decorated spruce at the market square where young men sang funny songs and performed silly dances. Afterwards, they set the tree aflame. After the event, Christmas trees began showing up at schools, inns, barracks, etc. At turn of the 20th century, Christmas trees began appearing in churches and homes in a new festive form.
How interesting…I’m sure very few of us actually knew any of these Christmas origins. Now after reading and beginning to get into Christmas spirit, we hope you all can enjoy the wonderful array of deals we’ve arranged for you all this holiday season. Don’t forget to join! Merry Christmas 🙂
Made up of 20 Lindt chocolates, shaped in 4 beautiful flowers, nestled in a gorgeous wooden box; this remarkable gift will always be remembered.
Give a gift this Christmas that truly lasts forever. Name a Star is the ideal gift for friends and family of all ages and is perfect for those hard to buy for people. Name 2 stars next to each other within the same constellation and have your names written in the stars forever. Price: R149(Value: R300).
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Sparkling silver layered Huggie Style Earrings Featuring 48 Genuine Swarovski Crystals. Price: R199(Value: R550)
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Surprise your partner, a female friend or relative with this stunning Circle Pendant Necklace with Double Swarovski Elements(18K White Gold Plated round, 50 Swarovski Elements Crystals) and incl. free national delivery. Price: R199(Value: R599).
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