A History of X's & O's + Some Good Examples

A History of X's & O's + Some Good Examples

Hellu Pussycats!!!
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and in the spirit of affection ( not commercialism) I
did a little search about the tradition of signing x's and o's at
the end of a letter or ( in modern times) a post.


According to Google answers:
The common custom of placing X's on envelopes, notes and at the bottom of letters
to mean kisses dates back to Medieval ages, when a cross was drawn on
documents or letters to mean sincerity and honesty. 
A kiss was then placed upon the cross, by the signer as a display of their of their
sworn oath. It was also used in early Christian history as much of a
display of the same. 
 
Since most of the common people were unable to
read or write, the 'X' was placed on documents, and a kiss placed upon
it as a show of their sincerity, gradually, as it was used so often,
the cross was hurried drawn and often resembled an 'X'.
 
The 'O' is of
North American descent, no one really seems to
 know how it was started. 
It has been said that when arriving to the US, Jewish
immigrants would use an 'O' on documents, not using 
the sign of the cross, and shop keepers would 
often use an 'O' when signing documents,
in place of an 'X'.

 Very Interesting. 

Here are some fine examples of using the X's and O's....
From Tasty Suite 
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Silver necklace from Punky Jane
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XOXO to you Pussycats!
Have a fabulous Saturday!!
Be in touch!! Luv Weexi xo