• A vintage Christmas illustration of Father Christmas with a bag of gifts circa 1890

    Origins of the Christmas Tree


    When it comes to talking about the history of Christmas it would not be complete without mentioning the history of the Christmas tree. This is one of the most well-known symbols of Christmas time. More >>

  • Origins Of The Christmas Card


    The very first Christmas card was created in England in 1843 and the picture on the front of the card was drawn up by John Calcott Hawsley. More >>

  • Origins of Holiday Shopping and Black Friday


    Everyone likes to shop for presents for the holiday season but few people know the history of holiday shopping. While most people will have heard of Black Friday most will not know its actual origins or when the term was first used. More >>

  • Origins Of The Christmas Gift


    One cannot talk about the history of Christmas Gifts without mentioning Santa Claus. Bishop Nicholas of Smyrna, who lived in the 4th century A.D. in what is known today as Turkey, was a very wealthy and generous man, who especially loved children. More >>

  • A Brief History of Santa Claus


    The history of Santa Claus begins in the 4th century in Turkey, when he was known as Saint Nicholas. He was much renowned for his generosity in giving gifts such as food and clothes to the poor and children. More >>

  • Santa and his sleigh flying above a sleepy village on Christmas eve - a 1906 vintage illustration

    A Brief History of Mrs. Claus, the North Pole and the Reindeer


    Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole and works with elves, and everyone knows that sometime in the wee morning hours of the morning of December 25, Santa Claus is coming to town, but behind every great man there is a woman. More >>