Dec 20, 2007

It's Christmas Eve!

Want to read some fun Christmas facts while you shop for that last minute gift? Go to MaidenShade now!

Here's a sample:

Holly: The sharply pointed leaves were to symbolize the thorns in Christ's crown and the red berries drops of his blood. Holly became a nativity tradition.

Lump of Coal: According to tradition, giving a lump of coal in the stockings of naughty children comes from Italy.

Merry Christmas: Some priests in Australia advise you to say "Happy Christmas" instead of "Merry Christmas", because Merry has connotations of getting drunk- which brings it's own problems.

Poinsettias: Poinsettias were attached to Christmas starting in 1828. Joel Roberts Poinsett, then the first Mexican ambassador from the United States, imported the plant from Mexico.

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