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Christmas trees – Christmas traditions

December 14, 2010

      Christmas Tree? 

           We all love decorated trees, indoors or outdoors.

                    But do you know where this Christmas  Tradition started?   No?

                    Well read on and learn more from All About Christmas.

                               Suzi Love

          In 16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated, both indoors and out, with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper. In the Middle Ages, a popular religous play depicted the story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

        Protestant reformer Martin Luther first adorned trees with light. While coming home one December evening, the beauty of the stars shining through the branches of a fir inspired him to recreate the effect by placing candles on the branches of a small fir tree inside his home

        The Christmas Tree was brought to England by Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert from his native Germany. The famous Illustrated News etching in 1848, featuring the Royal Family of Victoria, Albert and their children gathered around a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle, popularized the tree throughout Victorian England.

via Christmas traditions : the origins of Xmas and facts.

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