Santa Clause: Santa is there from 4th century. Santa Clause is a modified version of Saint Nicholas. He was a patron of the children and sailors. It is said that he is remembered for his generous attitude and he used to throw gifts through the windows for the children. The word “Santa Clause” is a derivative of the Dutch version of Saint Nicholas, Sint Nikolass and Sinter Klaas.
Christmas cards: Christmas cards became popular due to the growth of printing industry in 1840s. Sir Henry Cole was the first card designer. He was also the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Mistletoe: It is purely a pagan factor which has now become a part of Christmas tradition. It owes its origin to the ancient Druid ceremony. The story is about a girl who stands under the tree and a boy would come and after picking up a berry would kiss her.
The stories that narrate the origin of Christmas tradition like carols, stockings and so on is really interesting.
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