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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.

Christmas tree - Wikipedia

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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce , pine, or fir or ... The modern Christmas tree is frequently traced to the symbolism of trees in pre-Christian winte...

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? | Christian History

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The evergreen tree was an ancient symbol of life in the midst of winter. Romans decorated their houses with evergreen branches during the New Year, and ...

What Does The #CHRISTMAS TREE Symbolize or Represent?

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What do the Ornaments, Lights, and Star represent? Why do people give gifts at Christmas time? What is the nativity? How is the Christmas tree traditional in the ...

What does the Christmas tree symbolize? | Reference.com

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The Christmas tree symbolizes the spirit of the Christmas season and, to Christians, the everlasting life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the cross upon ...

Symbolic Meaning of Christmas Tree – A Brief Summary | Symbolic ...

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Dec 5, 2007 ... The symbolic meaning of Christmas trees originates in pagan culture ... Early Christians knew their symbolism well, as they added candles and ...

All about the Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation ...

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Dec 29, 2000 ... The Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation and secular status. ... trees, the ancient Egyptians considered the palm tree to symbolize ... people of other faiths, and for those who do not follow an organized religion.

Symbolic Meaning of the Christmas Tree - Whats-Your-Sign.com

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We had live Christmas trees at my house when I was a kid. ... Such pleasure do you bring me! ... More Symbolism of Evergreen (Christmas Tree Meanings).

The True Meaning of Christmas Trees: The Spiritual Abuse ...

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Dec 9, 2010 ... I think I finally figured out what Christmas trees are really about. ... The Christmas tree shows us that everything God does is gracious. ..... it simply would not follow that this is the only possible symbolism trees can ever have, ...

God's Christmas Tree | Bible.org

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Jun 2, 2004 ... It is one of the symbols of Christmas that stands out in this country as much as any and more than ... But the tree symbolism does not end here.