18th Century fireplace 3 The term "housewarming" is descended literally from the act of warming a new house, in the days before central heating.

Each guest would bring firewood, and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood as a gift.

Aside from warming the house, this was also believed to repel evil spirits by creating a protective atmosphere of warmth.

18th Century fireplaceUninhabited houses were considered targets for vagrant spirits, and therefore used to require a certain level of cleansing before a house was safe to be occupied by young children

Source: www.houselogic.com & Wikipedia

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