In the early times, it was a tradition to exchange green tree branches which was believed to bring happiness and Good luck. This tradition was followed later in the form of Christmas Trees. It was believed that Christmas trees would bring about positivity and the spirits that inhabited would get pleased. That’s when the tradition of getting Christmas trees home began.
The Christmas trees came to into existence because of the German people. They introduced the concept of Christmas trees which was eventually followed in the whole world. The German reformer Martin Luther brought “Christmas Tree” into notice and popularized the concept of it. Hence we adapted the Christmas Tree concept with all the trimmings.
With modern traditions began the use of artificial Christmas trees. Artificial Christmas trees are usually made up of PVC, which is a man made replication which is often used as a substitute of a live tree.
The trees were originally decorated with edibles like nuts and fruits. With a few years, the trees were decorated with candles and later began the advent of electrification. There’s a wide variety of Christmas tree ornaments that are available like the tinsel & candy canes. Also, the setting up and bringing down of the Christmas tree was not simple.
It was a complex tradition to be followed for which the dates were decided. Only on the decided days, the trees could be put up & could be removed after the eve. The decorations get available only after a specific time which comes in the late October or early November, soon after the day of Halloween.
With these few ornaments for the tree also came the tradition of Tree stand. A Christmas tree stand was mainly used for the natural Christmas trees to give it a balance which makes it appear steady. These stands were also used for the artificial trees to give it a balance. Few home-made trees were observed to have artificial snow laden branches by using cotton strips.
With the tradition of artificial trees, few countries opposed the use of artificial trees because they proved to be harmful. USA continued the use of PVC which were environmental friendly and easily recyclable. Concerns have been growing about people cutting down the trees for Christmas tree purpose. Christmas trees were brought into trend for bringing in positivity and happiness, so let us all try and keep the same purpose.
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