Saturday, 18 December 2010

Santa Didn't Always Wear A Red Suit

Did you know that Santa's red suit wasn't always red? Traditional images of Santa were green or brown. However in the 1920's the Coca-Cola company started an advertising campaign to push the sale of their
drink all year round, the way we know it today.

Thomas Nast, a cartoonist came up with the concept of Santa in  1862, and then Haddon Sundblom in 1931, working for the Coca-Cola company for 35 years gave us the image that we have today. The power of advertising!

Too much money is spent at this time of year. People put themselves into debt for one day in the year is it really worth it? It is high time people started to go back to simpler ways of living. Sharing a nice meal with loved ones. A house gift of something consumable such as food to be shared. We don't need all the gifts that we feel obliged to go out and buy. The reason for this is the big business men are taking control of every day life, telling people to spend up big. Very few people can afford to do this in reality. We are moving into a time in history now, where people are getting fed up with all the hype. Much as I love Christmas, my Christmas tree and music. I can see at some point Christmas will eventually not be celebrated  the way we know it today. I think it will fade out of our lives in the next 50 to 100 years. Something else will come along and replace this tradition. Nothing stays the same for too long.

Perhaps to a deeper Spiritual  based celebration.
 Christianity and the concept of what we think Christmas is all about in modern times are fabrications. There is no proof that Jesus was born in December. However December 25th was picked to combine a Pagan celebration with the new Christianity in order to get more people to convert to the new faith.
It is still nice to have special days in the year for family holidays. People work so hard and deserve to have quality time to spend with loved ones. Celebrating life is very important and should never be  discouraged.

Please click on the link to read more on St Nicolas, Santa Clause and all.  Most importantly celebrate the way that you want to and have a wonderful time.

Blessings to all

copyright by Alex Fulford 2010