One of the primary reasons why we have the tradition of exchanging presents during the Christmas season is so that we can be reminded of the three gifts that Jesus is said to have bestowed upon the magi: frankincense, gold, and myrrh.
o Frankincense is an indication that people will worship Jesus and is utilised occasionally in worship services held in churches.
o Gold is a symbol of royalty, and Christians have long held the belief that Jesus is the Lord of all Kings.
o Myrrh: a fragrance used to heighten the smell of corpses; Christians believed that the presence of myrrh foretold that Jesus would have to go through suffering and death.
Jesus is the focus of the Christmas holiday because he is the greatest gift that God has given to the earth almost 2,000 years ago. John 3:16 is one of the most well-known passages in the Bible. It says that “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whomever believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.” This verse is considered to be one of the most important in the Bible.
Family and friends often exchange presents all across the world. The vast majority of children all around the world have a positive outlook about Santa Claus and his ability to deliver gifts on Christmas morning. St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, or Father Christmas are the traditional names for this figure. A small number of people in Germany are of the opinion that it is Christkind. People in Spain are said to believe in the Three Wise Men. In certain regions of Italy, people have a strong faith in an elderly figure known as Befana.
These presents are scattered over many locations. The tradition of stuffing children’s shoes or boots with gifts originated in Europe. In Italy, presents from the United Kingdom and the United States are kept in stock and are frequently displayed in the fireplace. Under a Christmas tree in many countries, it is common practise to conceal gifts intended for family and friends from prying eyes. In the UK, the customary time for opening presents is on Christmas morning, when the entire family is present.