Although the tradition of gift giving has a long Christmas history, those gifts being presented in colorful paper and tied up in curls of ribbon is a relatively new practice. While Christmas cards began to be sent in the mid-nineteenth century it wasn’t until many years later that dressing up presents in Christmas finery caught on.
Definition of gratitude from Oxford Dictionary:
In English: Syllabification: grat·i·tude. Pronunciation: /ˈɡradəˌt(y) o͞od/
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Example: “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support”
synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation (more…)