Christmas – Gifts Galore
Peace personified, the festival of Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. History of Christmas dates back to the 4th century, when Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem. Right after Jesus’s birth, he was visited by three wise men who followed a star to the birthplace. Meanwhile, there were shepherds in a nearby field that saw an angel appear before them and told them of the holy birth of Jesus Christ.
Since our childhood, we are being told of Santa been associated with goodwill and love. Thus people keep Santa’s paintings or arts in their houses. As part of the Christmas celebration, we spend the joyful day with our friends and family, exchanging gifts and showering love and blessings all over. We believe that Oil paintings can make a perfect Christmas gift with most of us preferring to buy paintings online Santa as we know today is a grandfatherly figure with a round belly, a bushy white beard and a red and white suit. According to Langer’s Encyclopedia of World History, Santa was a common name for Nimrod throughout Asia Minor. This was also the same fire god who came down the chimneys of the ancient pagans and the same fire god to whom infants were burned and eaten in human sacrifice among those who were once God’s people.
Like all famous birth festivals, Christmas too have many beliefs and the most common of them is when Jesus was about to be born, three Persian wise man predicted the new born would become the son of God. Some claim it all started in Babylon, that December 25th was Nimrod’s birthday, that the Christmas tree honors Tammuz, that the round-shaped decorations are paintings of the sun-god, Baal and that the stars on the top of the tree came from astrology, etc. However, the most common justification regarding Christmas is that people replaced old pagan customs and intents with Christianity that means “focusing on Christ.”
Like everything around us, the way to celebrate Christmas has also changed. From exchange of sweets and cakes to shopping online for gifts, people have come of ages to celebrate Christmas in their own right. People buy paintings online especially Jesus paintings made in various varieties like oil paintings, glass paintings, acrylic paintings. Statues and sculptures of Jesus are also gifted to each other and mark and celebrate the day of joy.