How to make a Christmas basket

The tradition of Christmas baskets in Europe

Christmas 2013 is approaching! Thing dong! Thing dong! Santa Claus is already near and the time has come to prepare Christmas presents. Have you already thought of yours? Christmas is the time when gifts are an important part of the spirit of these days. It is more important to give than to receive and show your loved ones how much they mean to us. It's the worldwide gift time, isn't it?

Today we show you how to celebrate Christmas in the rest of Europe and what are the preferred gifts among family and friends across Europe.

  • Christmas in Spain: in Spain Christmas begins with The companies distribute the lots to the employees. Usually between December 15-20. The Christmas baskets usually contain Sausage, wine and typicalChristmas cookies, such as marzipan or turrones. On December 22nd, Christmas officially begins with the drawing of the Christmas lottery. The gifts for the children are traditionally at Day of the holy kings distributed (the night of January 5th to 6th), but in recent years the tradition of distributing gifts on December 24th has been gaining traction (Christmas)so that the children can enjoy their gifts during the Christmas holidays.
  • Christmas in Italy:Giving Christmas basketsyou are also in Italy (The gift tradition of the Christmas baskets goes back to Roman times) although not in an institutionalized form as in Spain. Still they are Kings of the Christmas basketsnot the sausage, but the Panettones(Biscuit with fruits) and thePandoros (Sponge cake without fruit), usually accompanied by liqueurs and sweet wines such as the Marsala. Ah! Do not forget that Christmas is with the gifts of the The witch Bufana ends on the night of January 5th on 6th (The night of the presents is equivalent to that of the Magi.
  • Christmas in England: In the United Kingdom and especially in England you give yourself instead of Christmas basketsChristmas cards. In any store, you can find an assortment of incredible cards, with appropriate combinations of envelopes, bows, and even treats to go with. In some places like Covent Garden in London, Christmas is a trade fair. Really a spectacle. When it comes to gifts, Santa Claus is the main actor. All giftsdistributed on Christmas Eve. The tables for the Christmas meal are decorated with Crackersthat spray confetti when opened and sometimes also small gifts. The 2 main characters at Christmas if you visit England at this time are them Choirs and the Christmas trees. In London, the most spectacular places to visit are Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. Even so, the weeks leading up to Christmas are best for parties, a very popular date here, as friends gather in the weeks leading up to Christmas to enjoy the pre-Christmas parties.
  • Christmas in France: France is the country that unites the traditions of all of Europe: the Christmas baskets or cadeaux de Noel, are very popular, even if these baskets are not only gastronomic. In the areas close to Germany the Christmas markets triumph and in the south the crib is set up in the house. The galette desrios is equivalent to the Dreikönigskuchen and you also send Christmas greetings, but in January.

Are you preparing presents for Christmas? Today we recommend 2 different sets to surprise you with the presents for Christmas 2013:

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé vintage case

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé vintage case

Seduction for the connoisseur Apt 2

Seduction for the connoisseur Apt 2