The tradition of displaying decorated fir trees in the home at Christmas dates back to the 1500's in Germany, though decorating the home with evergreen boughs during winter had been done since ancient times in Europe.
Trees and plants that stay green during the cold winter months, such as the fir tree, were believed to ward off evil spirits, and were symbols of life and resurrection.
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce
, pine, or fir or .... Some people believed that the tree had magical powers that
were linked with harvesting and suc...
If you couldn't afford a real plant, people made pyramids of woods and they were
decorated to look like a tree with paper, apples and candles. Sometimes they ...
Nov 15, 2016 ... People putting up Christmas trees can be traced back to the 1500s in eastern
Europe. The first recorded tree put up for Christmas can found in ...
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Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine,
spruce, and fir .... Parents and adults do not exchange gifts until New Year's Day.
The earliest Christmas trees (or evergreen branches) used in homes were ...
which developed into the cookie ornaments decorating German Christmas trees
today. ... that the symbol distracted people from the true evergreen tree, Jesus
The Christmas tree: It's long been a symbol of the holiday season. Each year,
people around the world cut down an evergreen tree and decorate it with lights ...
Dec 25, 2008 ... Why do we decorate Christmas trees? ... “People still do a lot of partying and
visiting and caroling, it's just not a redistribution of the wealth.”.
Jan 6, 2017 ... Many of us will put up a Christmas tree and decorate it but do you know ... date to
take down festive decorations because people believed tree ...
Christmas trees have become a worldwide symbol for peace and good cheer. ...
They would celebrate the coming of Spring by decorating their homes with ...
while people in the U.S. do everything they can to get their trees to scrape the