- History of Christmas Trees - Christmas - HISTORY. com
Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter Discover the history of the Christmas tree, from the earliest winter solstice celebrations, to Queen Victoria and all the way to the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center tree
- The History of Christmas Trees -- Christmas Customs and . . .
The History of Christmas Trees 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
- Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?. . . . . . | Christian History
T he 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 ancient inhabitants of northern Europe cut evergreen trees and planted them in boxes inside their houses in wintertime Many early Christians were hostile to such practices
- History of Christmas - Christmas - HISTORY. com
Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold
- A Brief History of Christmas Trees, from Family Christmas . . .
A Brief History of Christmas Trees, from Family Christmas Online™ Today, it's hard for most North Americans to contemplate having a family Christmas without a Christmas tree somewhere
- Christmas Tree History - From Pagan Roots to the Present
Christmas songs are another big part of the season for most people, as much if not more than Christmas trees, and their history is at least as interesting Take a look at this site, where they have interesting info on the history of Christmas songs, not only in English but also French, German, Italian, and Spanish songs
- National Christmas Tree Association gt; Education gt; History . . .
1510 – The first written record of a decorated Christmas Tree comes from Riga, Latvia Men of the local merchants’ guild decorated a tree with artificial roses, danced around it in the marketplace and then set fire to it
- The True Origin of Christmas
Frederick J Haskin’s Answers to Questions states, “The Christmas tree is from Egypt, and its origin dates from a period long anterior to the Christian Era ” Did you know this—that the Christmas tree long preceded Christianity? Most aspects of Christmas are not referred to in the Bible