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Christmas in France

Like many countries in Western Europe, the Christmas season in France begins with Saint Nicholas’ Day, December 6th. Family celebrations begin with the decoration of the Christmas tree a few days before Christmas.

At Christmas time nearly every French home, as well as many churches, displays a Nativity scene or crèche, which serves as the focus for the Christmas celebration. The crèche is often peopled with little clay figures called santons or “little saints.”

At midnight everyone attends the Christmas mass. All the churches and cathedrals are magnificently lit and echo the joyful melodies of carols ans bells. Ordinarily, young children do not attend midnight mass with their parents, but go to bed early to dream of their Christmas gifts. Before going to bed, they put their shoes by the fireside to get a gift from “le père de Noël” (Santa Claus). When the children are asleep, little toys, sweets and fruits are hung on the branches of the tree as a supplement to the gifts from “le père de Noël”.

The main Christmas feast is quite grand and is known as ‘Le Reveillon’, served as a very late supper held after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. The meal varies according to the region of France. Once dinner is over and the family has retired to bed, they leave a fire burning and food and drink on the table in case the Virgin Mary calls in.

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Business gift for Christmas

Is it Christmas time, or any other holiday, and you are having trouble thinking of a good gift to give to your colleague, boss or just someone you don’t know well enough to know what they like? Here’s some help to find the perfect gift.

First of all, think of what you know about the person you are going to give a present to. This will help you to form at least a small personality profile on them and then you can start brainstorming on what types of things they may like.

Then, decide how much you want to spend. If your budget is not big enough and you are giving a present to your boss, you can ask some of the co-workers if they want to chip in.

Tips
Don’t waste your precious time trying to find a shop to buy an appropriate gift. Online shop is a perfect choice.

It’s very convenient and fast to buy one of the pre-made gift baskets or even better, cheaper and much more thoughtful is to gather items separately and create your own custom gift-basket. This way you can truly personalize the basket and buy items you know they will not only like, but truly love (i.e. their favorite sweets/spirits/snack).

If you absolutely can’t think of any gift, give flowers. It’s a really universal gift for both men and women that suits any occasion.

Consumable or disposable items work well since the person won’t feel like the gift is ‘just taking up space.’ For this purpose suit for example spa kits, gourmet baskets, fruit baskets, spirits and sweets.

Your boss or a colleague will be much more impressed if you give the present not by yourself but order a special gift delivery.