History of “The Birthday” Tradition

Happy_Birthday_wishes_12769Early man did not celebrate birthdays until after they began to understand lunar cycles then subsequently established calendars.

Before the rise of Christianity, birthday celebrations were a form of protection. It was a common belief that evil spirits were more dangerous to a person when he or she experienced a change in their daily life, such as turning a year older. To protect them from harm, friends and family would gather around the birthday person and bring good cheers, thoughts and wishes. Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to ward off the evil spirits.

In todays culture, we see it as just a way of honoring our friends and family.  When you need something to make it just a little more special, go to www.eastonpublishing.com.  Let them know how much they mean to you with one of our unique cards. :) It will brighten their day and yours as well.

 

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