So when I was little, Christmas was all about the gifts, and Santa Claus. Now that I am an adult, Christmas for me is about joy, family and forgiveness. I’ve been reading the last few days about different strange and beautiful traditions people follow without really understanding why they do it. So I thought I would share the traditions I found the most interesting.
The Christmas Tree – Did you know the origin of decorating fir or pine trees has its roots in the Renaissance and early modern Germany. They used to decorate trees with apples, roses, candies and colored paper. It appears to have started around the 16th century but was made popular by various members of the nobility. Decorating a Christmas tree became much more popular and more widely accepted in the United Kingdom after Queen Victoria’s marriage to the German Prince Albert.