Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Santa Claus and Christmas.

Santa Claus ,is also popularly known as Saint Nicholas , Saint Nick, Father Christmas , Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa.

He was known to be a man who
was generous, especially to children, back in
fourth century.

Santa Claus has been believed to make a list
of children throughout the world, categorizing
them according to their behavior (“naughty” or
“nice”) and to deliver presents, including toys,
and candy to all of the well-behaved children
in the world, and sometimes coal to the
naughty children, on the single night of
Christmas Eve.

Santa Nicholas became known throughout Europe
and eventually became the patron saint of
Russia.

He reportedly had a long white beard
and a red cape.

His legend of generosity
continued in Holland.

The Dutch spelt his name
Sint Nikolaas, which eventually led to
“Sinterklaas,” and ultimately Santa Claus
emerged when the Dutch came to America in
the 17th century.

X means Christ in Greek, which is why
Christmas is shortened to X-mas some

Christmas trees usually take 15 years to
grow.

Sir Henry Cole apparently created
the first Christmas card since he was too busy
to write an individual note to every loved one
in 1843.

The Christmas colors red, green and gold all
have meaning. Red represents the blood of
Christ, green represents rebirth and gold
represents royalty and light.

Above All, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Show Love to people, just as Christ showed love by coming to Die for your sins. Accept him into your life today.

–Merry Christmas To You – –

©© Olumurewa Dunmade Joel

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