Oh Tannenbaum!

treeSo today we put our Christmas Tree up in true Victorian style….Hope you like it.

According to History.Com Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce.

My father can remember putting candles in special holders on the tree and lighting them….must have looked great if not somewhat dangerous!

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2 thoughts on “Oh Tannenbaum!

  1. Our family tradition is to light the candles on the tree on Christmas Eve, burn them each day and then finish then off on twelfth night. The stub of one candle is saved to light next year’s candles.
    BTW, the holders are still available.

    • Welcome Jane..

      That is a lovely tradition. I didn’t think anyone did that anymore…if you have a pic send me one it would be good to put it on the blog.

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