More About National Regifting Day 🎁

Each year on the Thursday before Christmas, people across the United States participate in National Re-gifting Day. The day acknowledges the office parties and the unique Christmas gift exchanges that they do. This particular December Thursday appears to be the most common day for companies to hold their annual employee/company Holiday parties, reported nationaldaycalender. As a method of recycling, approximately 14%, of those surveyed, believe that regifting is becoming more popular, for that reason alone. History of Re-gifting Day According to daysoftheyear, Re-gifting day was mostly seen as an office holiday before October 24th, 2008, which was the day that the state of Colorado declared December 18th as “National Re-gifting Day”. The origin of the holiday came from office workers who were given gifts that they didn’t really want but didn’t want to throw away, so they re-gifted their present to someone who would want it and make good use of it. Re-gifting, for us that don’t know its meaning, is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. The term “Re-gifting” was popularized by an episode of Seinfeld, specifically the episode titled “The Label Maker” even though the practice of it pre-dates the term quite substantially. Re-gifting can sometimes be seen as a cruel practice. Why? Because re-gifting a gift that was given to you can be seen as a blatant disregard for the compassion that someone has shown you by either purchasing or creating the gift for you in particular.

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December 22, 2022

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