Santa Claus is Coming to Town
In December 25th millions of Christians around the globe celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, known as Christmas Day. Some Christians that follow Old Calendar this holly day celebrate in January 7th. Religious customs may differ from country to country, from area to area but everybody with the same excitement await for this day. Christmas ornaments everywhere … Streets, store windows and homes are decorated for the occasion. Lights, Christmas songs and season atmosphere is how we prepare for this family holiday nowadays.
It is interesting to mention that the first Christmas tree was used in 1531 in Germany. From there the tradition was spread to England and very soon to other neighboring countries. To United States the tree, as a symbol of Christmas, was brought in 1830 but did not got popular till 1846. It is a holiday that especially children are looking forward to. On that day Santa Claus brings the gifts and place them under the Christmas tree. Santa Claus is not just a fiction character but the person that really existed. St.Nicholas (Santa Claus) was Christian bishop living in today’s Turkey in fourth century AD. Since inherited quite impressive wealth, he decided to give it away to the people. After his death was pronounced as a Saint protector of the children.
Did You Know That
- Santa Claus didn’t always have a beard! In 17th century when the Dutch brought St.Nicholas to America he was thin, tall and without beard. Not until late 19th century is when Santa Clause appeared with a “new look”: rounded, with a white beard that became his trade mark. The change was made by artist and cartoon sketcher Thomas Nast for “Harper’s Weekly” magazine.
- In Canada was created a special postal zip code for all the letters written by kids and addressed to Santa Claus. Canadian postal service employees are making sure to reply to every single letter in order not to disappoint any child. So cute!
- The legendary Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was written by James Lord Pierpont actually for Thanksgiving not for Christmas.
- The other famous Christmas song “Holy Night” is written by Placide Capeau in1847 in France. The interesting fact is that he was Jewish and when that was brought up to the light his song was banned from opening Christmas Mass.
- Mistletoe in Germany, in old years was believed to be a plant of fertility and Druids were using it as aphrodisiac.
- The oldest artificial Christmas tree was made in London, England in 1886 from toilet brushes. Yack!
Not only kids are looking forward for Christmas joy and gifts. “Big kids” as well are equally excited for Christmas shopping. Pre- holiday shopping season actually starts from Black Friday, right after Thanksgiving. At that time different stores announce their sales and promotions promising even more, even better deals for Christmas. That is the time when people exchange gifts, making each other feel special and cared for. Gifts are not necessarily items, but gift cards or vouchers for different services. So all this Christmas “chaos” on the streets and stores is exciting for the consumers who had prepared their shopping budget for the occasion , but on the other hand it might be a little overwhelming for store owners and service providers if they are not well prepared for upcoming Holiday “craziness”.
Announce Your Sales on Vinyl Banners
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Spread the Word About Your Event
Christmas themed events and gatherings are very popular at that time of the year. Placing the banner with clear message to your audience on strategic spots will surely make the difference. More people take part at your event - more successful it is. Events may be organized in public, restaurants, night clubs, your business premises or any other place capable of gathering a lot of people. No matter of the size of event vinyl banners can successfully spread your message. Christmas events announcements go hand in hand with New Years events. Many people combine these two using the same printing material covering both occasions.
We Are Ready for Christmas
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