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.
The German Legend of the Christmas Spider is an Eastern European folk tale
which explains the origin of tinsel on Christmas trees. It is most prevalent in ...
The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean
... There is another legend, from Germany, about how the Christmas Tree came ...
TREE OF LIFE, LOVE, PEACE. Many legends and old traditions concerning the
Christmas tree date back to very ancient times, but historical documentation of its
Many folk legends have grown around the Christmas tree. Christ's blessing and
gift to mankind in the form of a decorated tree remains the central theme of most.
Legends of Christmas Cactus, from 'Santa's North Pole'-Where Santa really Lives
. ... The custom of a Christmas tree, undecorated, is believed to have begun in ...
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Dec 15, 2012 ... AUTHOR: Rick Osborne ADAPTED BY: Pat Matuszak ILLUSTRATED BY: Bill
Not until the Renaissance are there clear records of trees being used as a
symbol of Christmas—beginning in Latvia in 1510 and Strasbourg in 1521.
Also new to board book, The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne,
adapted by Pat Matuszak, illus. by Bill Dodge, explains how the evergreen tree ...
The Legend of the Christmas Tree. Most children have seen a Christmas tree,
and many know that the pretty and pleasant custom of hanging gifts on its boughs