Sunday, April 28, 2013

A to Z Challenge: X is for XOXO

by: Michala T.

Nope, this isn't a game of tic-tac-toe. (That is for another x challenge. :) Today we are all about loving each other.

In other words, hugs and kisses or kisses and hugs.
In other words XOXOXOX or OXOXOX

A long long time ago (in the Middle Ages) Christians would draw a cross on their documents. This was a sign of their faith as well as their sincerity and honesty. Once the cross was drawn, a ‘kiss’ would be placed over the cross. This was the sender’s oath. In the early Christian history common people weren’t well rehearsed in reading and writing so this was a simple but sincere method of ‘expressing oneself’ as well as providing a signature.

1 comment:

  1. It's always fascinating to discover the origin of something that we do or use everyday.

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