One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.
Gold: is associated with Kings and Christians believe that Jesus is the King of Kings.
Why do we give gift at Christmas?
A Christmas gift or Christmas present is a gift given in celebration of Christmas. The practice of giving gifts during Christmastide, according to Christian tradition, is symbolic of the presentation of the gifts by the Three Wise Men to the infant Jesus.
Why do we give presents?
Underlying that custom is an important purpose: appreciation. We give people gifts to show them that we are grateful for them and value the role they play in our lives. Because gifts don’t express appreciation, people do.
Why does Santa Claus give gifts on Christmas?
The custom of giving gifts on Christmas started in the time of Jesus, when Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh decided to give gifts to the Lord Jesus. Likewise Santa Claus brings gifts to children for spreading the perfume of happiness around.
Why do we get gifts on Jesus birthday?
We give to each other because God gave us the best gift of all. Christmas is a season of sharing, giving, loving, and helping. We give to each other and especially to those who have less, because in doing so we are not only emulating God’s generosity, but we are giving to Jesus, the birthday boy.