Decorate Your Homes With Christmas Trees

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Christmas is just around the corner, and most homes are decorated. Christmas trees are also expected to be seen since they are the most popular decor worldwide. The history goes back to evergreens in ancient Egypt and Rome. The tradition continued with the Germans, bringing candlelit trees to the United States in the 1800s. Read on to learn more about the Christmas tree and its origins. 

How it all started

Even before the spread of Christianity, people regarded plants and trees that remained green all year to be remarkable. People during ancient times hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows, just like how we turn them these days. 

During winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, ancient people believed that the sun god had become sick and weak. The solstice is celebrated because this means that the sun god will become well again. The evergreens reminded them of all the other green plants and that summer would return with more blooms. 

The ancient Egyptians worshiped the god Ra. When Ra began to recover from his illness during the winter solstice, the Egyptians filled their homes with green palms, representing the triumph of life over death.  

The Romans celebrated the solstice with a feast that they called Saturnalia. This was to honor Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture. The solstice is a reminder that the farms will again be green and productive. As such, their homes were decorated with boughs of evergreen. 

Christmas trees in Germany

Records have shown that Christmas trees should be credited to the Germans. During the 16th century, Christians added trees to their homes and decorated them. Many families also created pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles. People also believed that the 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther was the first to add lit candles to a tree. He shared this idea with his family when he erected a tree in the main room and decorated it with lighted candles. 

American Christmas trees

Christmas trees in America were only known in the 19th century when the German settlers of Pennsylvania displayed trees. As early as the mid-1700s, German immigrants already had community trees that closely resembled the Christmas trees we know today. However, the Americans did not accept Christmas trees immediately in their culture as they saw them as pagan symbols. 

It was in the 1890s that Christmas ornaments arrived in the United States from Germany. This was also the period of the rise of the popularity of Christmas trees. In contrast with the Europeans, American Christmas trees usually are tall and reach from floor to ceiling. By the 20th century, Americans decorated the trees with homemade ornaments, apples, nuts, and marzipan cookies. The availability of electricity made it possible to use Christmas lights that will make the trees glow. 

Since then, Christmas trees have been mass-produced and made available to the public worldwide. For countries where evergreens are expensive, artificial trees were made available commercially along with Christmas decorations and lights. These days, almost everybody has their own Christmas tree in their homes. Others created their version of the tree using twigs and branches. 

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