|Eleanor Robson Belmont|
Few remember that only after the ritual became legal in 1680 following a ban by the Pilgrims, who considered it a crass anathema, was it made possible.
By the 19th century Christmas gifts were a firmly entrenched tradition.
Members of The Society for the Prevention
of Useless Giving were known as Spugs
But by 1911, when a few dozen women in New York City formed what would later be called The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving, it had reached an early fever pitch.
Read the full article here. Women Rally Against 'Useless' Christmas Giving
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