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gifting

Male
capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire 18-Nov-2017 11:45 Message #4705697
is this the new word for christmas ?
is for people not religiously orintated?
Female
Aely  Female  Hampshire 18-Nov-2017 15:05 Message #4705716
A thoughtful gift given or received at any time of the year brings pleasure to both parties. Even if people are unaware of the religious significance (the bringing of gifts by the Magi to the child, Jesus) it can't be a bad thing. A bit of give, give, give instead of take, take, take in an otherwise selfish world.
Male
mancers  Male  Greater Manchester 18-Nov-2017 15:35 Message #4705725
I still sing baa baa black sheep to my grandkids.
Female
hannah  Female  South East London 19-Nov-2017 11:22 Message #4705848
seems an apt name given what it's become... just another layer to distance us further from our connection with the rhythms of nature...
Male
capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire 19-Nov-2017 11:35 Message #4705853
thats interesting aely,
i like the spanish system where xmas eve is the big day for familys, the eating a big meal xmas eve etc,
christmas days about the church side of it
and the gifts are given out 6th january , "the kings day" but doesnt seem the same fuss as christmas day uk style,
Female
jennifer  Female  Gloucestershire 21-Nov-2017 12:14 Message #4706039
Brilliant post, Aely.


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