The Christmas spirit of love changes hearts and lives. Christmas is the festival which ends the year on a happy note. It is all about traditions, carols, recipes, gifts, stories, parties, Santa Claus and much more. Every year more than 400 million people celebrate Christmas across the globe. This fact makes Xmas one of the world’s biggest religious and commercial festivities. In the year 300 A.D., the birthday of Jesus was determined to be on December 25th. The day has been celebrated from then until today. The celebration of Christmas starts with Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24. Christmas is also known as X-MAS. It is a widely observed holiday. The observances that happen during X-MAS are church services, flower giving, family gatherings, symbolic decoration, etc. Christmas is celebrated as a major festival in countries around the world. It is also famous among those countries whose populations are mostly non-Christian. Christmas and Easter find highest annual church attendance.

DECORATION:

The decoration of Christmas trees involve stockings, lights, crafts, cards, White Christmas Trees, are referred to as Flocked Christmas Trees which come in all shapes and sizes. The traditional colours of Christmas are green and red. Red colour symbolizes the blood of Jesus, where as green symbolizes eternal life. Traditional decorations refer to bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, and angels. Christmas lights and decorations are great holiday traditions. To prevent a fire hazard, check for damaged wires before you string those festive lights around your tree.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS:

In the earlier age, Latin hymns were sung. Carols are actually communal folk songs. Carols are uniquely characteristic musical sound. The most famous Christmas carol is Silent Night, and there are many other beautiful Christmas carols like Jingle Bells.

CARDS:

Christmas cards are messages of greeting exchanged between friends and family members during the weeks of Christmas. The greeting generally reads “wishing you with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. Nowadays, there is a widespread way of exchanging E-cards. Some people prefer X–MAS cards with a poem, or a prayer while others prefer “Season’s greetings”.

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS:

The reason kids look forward to X-MAS is only to get gifts from Santa Claus. They take part is decoration and also making cards. Plum cakes are exchanged between families and friends. Figures, known as Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, or Saint Nicholas and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season. Christmas celebrations around the world can vary in aspects of decoration, tradition, etc.

This winter festival is the most popular festival of the year. Christmas gift-giving during the early Ages was usually between tenant and landlord. The Christmas tree is considered sacred by tradition and ritual. Going down history lane, the original date of Christmas was celebrated on 6th of January. Christmas is typically the peak shopping season. All sales go up dramatically in this season and retailers are at huge profits.

TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS THIS SEASON:

  • Shop until you drop.
  • Bring online shopping onto your lifestyle.
  • Bake lovely Plum cakes.
  • Decorate lovely white Christmas trees to get more gifts.
  • Feast on Turkey’s and more.
  • Celebrate the festive season with homemade old wine.
  • Presenting gifts: buy gifts only for the kids.
  • Make a list for the things you wish to buy before shopping.
  • Buy some extra stuff like chocolates, gifts and candles.
  • If you are cooking at home, divide the tasks among all.
  • Keep it simple to avoid stress.
  • Write up a card list names so that you do not miss anyone.
  • Use cash back credit cards for shopping.
  • Calculate your budget beforehand.
  • Use Supermarket saving stamps schemes.
  • Play Secret Santa game with family and friends.
  • Keep the tree well watered if you have it from before.
  • Consider using LED lights.

While shopping online:

  • Customer service matters.
  • Free is rarely free.
  • Verify the company’s address.
  • Check your bank statements.
  • Read the refund policy.
  • Print or save documentation.
  • Note shipping times.
  • Do comparison shopping.
  • Read small print closely.
  • Always make sure that the website is secure!

Christmas is the time to have fun and frolic. It is the time of giving, helping the poor and spreading happiness. It is the time to rejoice and eat good stuff.  98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms. Artificial trees can last up to six years if kept in your home. Christmas is the time when all the best recipes will be gathered in one place. This festival is also famous for puddings, cakes, vegetarian feasts, innovative side dishes and much more. So, everyone enjoys this festive season to the fullest. Here, comes another new year, another reason to rejoice. Another year to celebrate! Let the celebrations begin.

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