By Paul Andrews

ISBN-10: 1782343490

ISBN-13: 9781782343493

This e-book is a short learn on Christmas evidence you did now not be aware of! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? are you aware who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those evidence and extra during this fast learn truth ebook!

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In the year 1836, Alabama was the first state in the USA to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In the year 1843, the first known Christmas card was printed in England for Sir Henry Cole. He did it to save time when sending out his Christmas letters. In the year 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In the year 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria it is believed. Since medieval times, church bells have been rung to announce to the world the coming of the saviour on Christmas morning.

In 1999, people from the state of Maine in the USA, built the world’s biggest ever snowman to date. He stood at 113ft tall. Father Christmas, or Santa, is known by different names all around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia. Father Christmas, or Santa Claus as he is known, comes from a Dutch folk tale based on Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, who gave gifts on December 6. This has grown into what we know now as Father Christmas.

The Holly, with its sharp pointed leaves, symbolises the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. The Red berries symbolises the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated the birth of Christ. Hanging a stocking on the fireplace started as a tradition around 400 years ago. It derived it is believed from the custom in Holland, of children placing wooden shoes or clogs, next to the fireplace hearth the night before the arrival of St. Nicholas. 04 metres in diameter.

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