Christmas gift facts that you might not know...

Written on December 15th, 2015
wishing you a merry 

 Christmas place names in Canada: The festive names include, Gift Lake, Alberta; Bible Hill, Chimney Corner and Christmas Island, Nova Scotia; Cranberry Lake in BC; Holly, Turkey Point and Noëlville in Ontario;  Reindeer Station, N.W. Territories; Sled Lake, Saskatchewan; Snowflake in  Manitoba, and Stocking Harbour in Newfoundland & Labrador. Snow wonder Canadians love Christmas! 

The oldest letter to Santa was discovered in Dublin, Ireland.  The Howard siblings had written the letter in 1911 and tossed it up the chimney to be found  100 years later by John Byrne as he was installing central heating into his home.  Unfortunately, Santa did not receive the letter so it isn't known if the " baby doll and a waterproof coat with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee” were delivered that year! 

 The biggest Christmas present ever given was the Statue of Liberty; gifted by the French to the USA in 1886. That's a lot of wrapping paper! There are 364 gifts mentioned in The Twelve Days of Christmas. One for every day of the year! 


In Syria, Christmas gifts are distributed by one of the Wise Men’s camels. The gift-giving camel is said to have been the smallest one in the Wise Men’s caravan. You can find this glittering gift bead in our festive Christmas Collection. gift box  

  Denise Howie