Make A Gift Day is celebrated on December 3rd in the USA. A wonderful date to please your loved ones, because it’s so simple! The purpose of the holiday is to make a present with your own hands. Unfortunately, the tradition is gradually disappearing, because we have a huge selection of shops with finished products. The task of the world is to renew it!
Make A Gift Day is an unofficial holiday, but that doesn’t stop it from being fun. Previously, people everywhere gave handmade things and enjoyed the process. Now the situation is completely different: you can buy an expensive piece of jewelry or a phone, but not invest your soul in a gift. Handmade is a completely different matter! This also applies to colorful packaging: it’s so cool to do it, imagining how happy the recipient will be.
The tradition of giving has been around for a long time. The Egyptians gave gifts to the pharaohs in honor of the coronation and seeing them off to the afterlife. We all know about the tradition of blowing out candles on a cake: it came to us from Ancient Greece. Its inhabitants believed that on a birthday, evil spirits fly around the birthday person, trying to harm him. People blew out the candles and made wishes for protection!
Did you know that:
- The largest gift is the Statue of Liberty. The Americans received it as a gift from the French;
- Valentine’s Day in Japan is accompanied by gifts only for men;
- the exchange of jerseys became more and more introduced into football traditions after the game between France and England;
- in Italy, at a wedding, the groom’s tie is sold, or rather part of it. Guests offer certain amounts for them in order to raise a budget for the beginning of family life.
How to celebrate
Make a present for your mom, dad, friend, grandma… Even for no reason! Think in advance what will be useful for the case. Organize a party, arrange to create gifts! Help each other and have fun.
When is Make a Gift Day celebrated in 2022?
Make a Gift Day is observed on December 3 each year.