Christmas Tree Everyone loves
Xmas trees! Find out the history, origins, meaning and legends of this
popular Xmas icon. What does the tree represent and symbolize, what are the
legends, and myths? Should you choose Artificial, Live or Real Xmas
Trees. Get some helpful tips and ideas on preserving and keeping live trees
fresh so that they last longer. Get some ideas on how to decorate trees with
the different decorations that can be used, including homemade tree
decorations together with some great ideas for unusual decorating themes.
Lots of ideas and easy instructions for creating wonderful trees for your
home during the festive holiday season.
Christmas Tree - Information and Facts! The Origins and History of this
popular festive icon are fascinating - we have lots of facts and interesting
information about the legend and meaning. Do you need some inspiration for
decorating trees? Need to know how to care for live trees? Click one of the following links to access your choice of
Origins, History and
Meaning of the Christmas Tree The Origins and History
of the Xmas tree are fascinating - we have lots of facts and interesting
information about the legend, story and meaning of the Xmas tree. Do you
know the meaning and significance of trees? Where did the custom and
tradition originate? Did you know that trees were worshipped in the Bronze
and Iron Age? Did you know that the Romans revered certain trees as did the
Greeks who originally built their temples from trees, the columns were
originally made from the great trunks of trees. Did you know that that Pagan
rituals were common amongst the Vikings and the Celts. The origins of the
first Christmas Tree date back to English monk called Saint Boniface who
chopped down a sacred pagan tree called Thor's Oak and legend tells that as
the oak fell a young fir tree appeared symbolizing the tree of life
representing Jesus Christ. In the Medieval era the Mystery Plays which
depicted Bible stories featured 'Paradise Tree' as one of their props, which
they decorated with apples.
Need some decorating ideas for your Xmas tree? Learn
how to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro! Check out our articles on Xmas
tree themes! Xmas Colors!
Try to limit the colors that you choose to two main color themes
which you can compliment by using gold and silver colored decorations and
ornaments. Green and Red are the colors
which are most closely associated with Xmas due to their associations with
evergreens and the red color of the robe worn by Saint Nicholas, on whom our
modern day Santa Claus is based. Why not choose a Xmas tree decorating theme
such as Santa Claus and deck your trees with different decorations and
ornaments relating too Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Xmas elves and the reindeer?
Homemade decorations for trees are always popular. A Xmas tree decoration
made by a child are more highly valued that expensive ornaments that you buy
in the shops. Decorating hints, advice and tips such as
always decorate from the top of trees! You
starting at the top of trees then add the lights working your way around to
the bottom - finish decorating your Xmas tree by adding your favorite
ornaments and decorations. The idea of decorating outside trees was adopted
in the 1950's. This Xmas tradition grew in popularity. The incandescent
light bulbs were supplemented with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Artificial, Live and
Real Christmas Trees
The variety and types you can choose from are endless
and fall into three distinct categories - Artificial, Live and Real Xmas
Trees. We have provided the pro's and cons of each of the different types of
trees to help you decide what type of Xmas tree best suits your family. Facts and information that will
help you care for and to preserve your trees as long as possible!
Read our facts about Artificial, Live and Real Xmas Trees.
An Artificial Tree!
Some of the main advantages of artificial Xmas trees:
Artificial trees are
less messy than a real tree with no pine needles all over the floor!
Lots of choice, different colours and
sizes of artificial trees
A Live Xmas Tree with
Some of the main advantages of live or living Xmas trees include:
Living, or live, trees
can be replanted in garden or re-potted
Living, or live, trees
are environmentally friendly
A Real Xmas Tree -
Roots have been removed
Some of the main advantages of real Xmas trees include:
They are traditional
symbol of the festive season
The wonderful, fresh
smell of pine
Your choice of Xmas tree lights adds the magic to your
Xmas tree! Did you know that small
candles were originally attached to the branches of the tree providing a
magical atmosphere in people's own houses.
In 1882 Edward H. Johnson of the Edison Electric Light Company, had red,
white and blue electric incandescent light bulbs wired to his Xmas tree.
These electric lights were extremely expensive and for this reason were not
widely used until, would you believe, the 1930's.
We have some great tips and hints - How to Put Lights
on a Christmas Tree!
The Christmas Tree Lots of free ideas and easy instructions for
creating wonderful trees for your home during the festive holiday season
together with hints, tips, facts and info about our favorite festive icon -
the Xmas tree!
Ideas for decorating a Xmas Tree like a pro
History and Origins of
How to decorate trees
- unusual and traditional themes
care for and keep live trees fresh to last longer
Easy ideas and instructions
for homemade decorations for trees
Real and Live Xmas Trees
our Xmas trees represent and symbolize?
Christmas, have a happy and prosperous