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Gift giving. Where it all started. Historical records indicate that gifts were first given out during the time of the Roman Empire. Gifts were given usually in the form of evergreen branches during the winter solace or the first of January. Evergreen branches turned into giving cakes, honeys and other sweet items. Much more popular to receive than a few pine needles.
While the Romans may have historically started the tradition, credit was probably given because a date was involved. A specific date to give or receive a gift. I am sure that even in the days of the Neanderthal there were gifts given. Perhaps the hind quarter of a recent kill to another tribe or to a tribal leader as a form of respect or perhaps to keep the peace.
Today gift giving is a year round event with gifts being given every calender day of the year. Holidays are always a major event, but there are birthdays, sporting and other events, corporate or business gifts expressing a special thank you. Even welcome home or welcome to your new home gifts. We give get well gifts or sorry for your loss gifts. Graduation gifts or gifts to say your sorry to your spouse. Secretaries receive gifts from the boss and they in turn receive gifts from their employees.
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