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The Georgians have their own traditional Christmas tree called Chichilaki, made from dried up hazelnut or walnut branches that are shaped to form a small coniferous tree. These pale-colored ornaments differ in height from 20 cm (7.9 in) to 3 meters (9.8 feet). Chichilakis are most common in the Guria and Samegrelo ...

www.whychristmas.com/customs/trees.shtml

The History of Christmas Trees. A Christmas Tree with gold baubles. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come .

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Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the ...

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Christmas Tree Traditions. The decorated Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who during their winter festival decorated trees with small pieces of metal during Saturnalia, a winter festival in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. An evergreen, the Paradise tree, was decorated with apples as a ...

www.christmastreesny.org/Tradition_Christmas.php

For thousands of years the evergreen fir or what we call a Christmas tree, has adorned man kinds hearth and home. Pagan used branches to decorate their home during the long nights of the winter solstice. The Roman Empire decorated their temples with fir trees when celebrating Saturnalia, or the festival celebrating their ...

www.christianitytoday.com/history/2008/december/why-do-we-have-christmas-trees.html

Dec 11, 2008 ... The image of happy middle-class families exchanging gifts around a tree became a powerful one for American authors and civic leaders who wished to replace older, rowdier, and more alcohol-fueled Christmas traditions—such as wassailing —with a more family-friendly holiday. This family-centered image ...

www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/global.php

What do people in other countries do to celebrate christmas? Find out about the traditions of other culturews here! And find out where to get a Christmas tree in your area, including cut-your-own tree farms!

www.traditionalhome.com/design0/decorating-christmas-trees

Dynamic Decorations. Stately and simple or dressed in holiday finery, a tree is an enduring symbol of Christmas. Steal ideas from some of our faves! The homeowner's favorite lavender and green color palette adorns the living room and its tree. The happy hue lends itself perfectly to the baubles and ornaments of the ...

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-tradition-explained/19792581

Dec 2, 2014 ... The Christmas tree has become so popular that 8 in 10 Americans put one up in their homes, according to a 2013 survey by Pew Research Center. We can thank the Germans for the tradition. It dates back to the Middle Ages.