Gift Giving Term Paper

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NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CABANATUAN CITY

Gift Giving

A Term Paper Presented To
Dr. Walter Salva

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the subject Psychology

By:

Jeremy Bautista
Carl Joseph Esteban
Jhoanna Marie Ellerma
Mark Anthony Fernandez
Regil Kent Mercado
Bea Katrina Salazar
Cindy Santos

December 22-23, 2012

I. INTRODUCTION

Christmas season is the most awaited celebration yearly for it is the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, our Savior. It is a feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. Also, it is the time of loving, sharing and helping each other but also throughout the year. The popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.  Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world. Our country, Philippines has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's longest Christmas season, with Christmas carols heard as...
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