Posted December 4, 2018
🌲 Bringing fir branches or even whole trees inside a home -- to celebrate life during the darkness of winter -- has been a tradition in many European countries for hundreds , possibly thousands, of years.
🕯 An illustration of Queen Victoria’s beautifully decorated Christmas tree appeared in a magazine in 1840. Her tree, decorated with candles and small net-bags filled with fruit, meats, and nuts, delighted Christmas lovers around the world. Inspired by the Queen’s tree, many 19th century American families adopted the tradition, adding their own local twist to the fun by festooning their Christmas trees with garlands of bright red cranberries and home-popped corn – strung on a string and draped around the branches.
❄️Today’s Christmas tree decorations vary widely, from colorful electric lights, to treasured family photos and cards, to candy canes, and sometimes even a pickle hidden among the branches. And in many homes, families still enjoy using needle and thread to create delicate strings of popcorn and cranberries – for a lovely nostalgic decoration on an indoor Christmas tree or as a tasty gift for animals in the frosty outdoors.
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