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The History Behind Decorating The Christmas Tree Unveiled

Every year I decorate Christmas tree with my family and those are the most heartwarming moments. There is more to a Christmas tree than the symbol of togetherness. I was quite curious about the fascinating tree and so I engaged in the pursuit of exploring more about the beautiful tradition.

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The History Behind Decorating The Christmas Tree Unveiled

The History Behind Decorating The Christmas Tree Unveiled

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In 1510 in Latvia, the first recorded instance of decorated Crhristmas tree took place

 In 1510 in Latvia, the first recorded instance of decorated Crhristmas tree took place

They became common center pieces in homes in the year 1905

They became common center pieces in homes in the year 1905

This photograph belongs to the same year. It shows Christmas rush on New York City's 6th Avenue.

It was feared by the environmentalists that Christmas tree craze would spell doom for pine forests

It was feared by the environmentalists that Christmas tree craze would spell doom for pine forests

The fear became so prevalent that Forestry & Irrigation magazine had to publish an editorial saying, "Undoubtedly there are enough young evergreen trees in the north to furnish us indefinitely with Christmas trees if we use them wisely and eke out the supply."

Around this time, the Christmas became more of a commercial affair

Around this time, the Christmas became more of a commercial affair

Edward Johnson developed the Christmas lights. He was none other than Thomas Edison's assistant. The lights originally hit store shelves in 1890.

As an alternative, the artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany in the 19th century

As an alternative, the artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany in the 19th century

At that time, the tress were developed using a combination of goose feathers, green dye, and wire frames.

Franklin Pierce, the 14th President was was the first to have a Christmas tree in the White House in the year 1856.

Franklin Pierce, the 14th President was was the first to have a Christmas tree in the White House in the year 1856.

In 1923, the first National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held by President Calvin Coolidge on the White House lawn.

An official city Christmas tree was introduced by Chicago's mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park in 1913

An official city Christmas tree was introduced by Chicago’s mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park in 1913

In 1931, the tree tradition at New York City's Rockefeller Center begun

In 1931, the tree tradition at New York City’s Rockefeller Center begun

Christmas trees as diplomatic symbols

Christmas trees as diplomatic symbols

Britain helped Norway during the Second World War. Since 1947, as thanks the city of Oslo, Norway, has presented an annual gift of one Christmas tree to England.

To get a mature tree from the Earth, it takes six to ten years

To get a mature tree from the Earth, it takes six to ten years

While the rest of the Christmas trees are grown in farms, ..just 2% of Christmas trees are cut and harvested in the wild. Growers planted 46 million Christmas trees in 2015.

Christmas trees don't actually grow into that classic Christmas shape

Christmas trees don't actually grow into that classic Christmas shape

It takes a lot of careful shearing. Share the beautiful history and educate your friends while wishing them a Merry Christmas.

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