The Gift of Moccasins is not just for the Holidays

 

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Many people think that moccasins are just for the holidays, just simple footwear to warm your toes in cold weather. However, for Indigenous people, the gifting of moccasins has a deep symbolic meaning and a long history.We give moccasins as gifts to mark important events in a person’s life. This is for a variety of reasons. It is to mark the journey that the person is walking embarking on. To remind them to walk tall, to carry themselves with pride and respect., and most practically, to have good new footwear to make the journey.

Gifting a new baby with moccasins is a gift of strength and good wishes in life
Gifting a new baby with moccasins is a gift of strength and good wishes in life

So if you are attending a wedding in 2015, gifting matching moccasins to the couple is a great way to wish them well on their new journey together. However, any event can be celebrated with moccasins. Remember to write what you hope for them, and slip it in the box. A little extra gift of good luck

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