Christmas Tree Traditions

Christmas tree traditions have ancient origins, and you can carry that around all year long with a DaVinci Beads Christmas Tree.  You’d be surprised at how far back the Christmas tree tradition goes!

A small way to celebrate the season

A small way to celebrate the season

  • Egyptians didn’t celebrate Christmas, but the treasured and worshipped evergreens.  When the winter solstice arrived, they brought green date palm leaves into their homes to symbolize the triumph of life over death.
  • Romans celebrated the solstice by decorating their house with greens, also.  They had a feast in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture.
  • Celtic Druids used evergreens during solstice rituals, as well.
  • The modern use of a Christmas tree began from these varied origins.
  • The legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas.  On Christmas Eve around the year 1500, Luther saw a group of evergreen trees in the woods.  He thought their branches looked beautiful dusted with snow—shimmering in the moonlight.  He shared the story with his family, and put candles on his own solstice evergreen.

One more Christmas tree fact

A Christmas tree may have played a part in the Revolutionary War.  On a bitter cold Christmas Eve in Trenton, New Jersey in 1776, a group of Hessian mercenaries caught sight of candlelit evergreens.  They were so reminded of home, that they abandoned their guard posts to eat and celebrate the holiday.  This allowed George Washington and his men to attack and defeat them.

Christmas trees have a long and celebrated history… give that history to someone you love this holiday season with a Christmas Tree DaVinci Bead.

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