Category Archives: Trees and Ornaments

The History of Christmas Trees

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Many people celebrate the holiday, but few know the history of why people have Christmas trees as part of the décor. Having trees as part of Christmas did not begin as an American custom. The practice of setting up a Christmas tree first began as early as the 1500s as a German custom but the idea wasn’t widely accepted in the beginning. Many areas of Germany didn’t start celebrating the Christmas holidays with a tree until the […]

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Do You Use a Christmas Angel to Top Your Tree?

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Once your tree is decorated, you’re faced with the task of crowning the tree. Some people top a Christmas tree with large bows and let the strands hang down the sides of the trees. Others place a glittery gold or silver top as the tree’s finishing touch, but one of the most selected choices to top off the Christmas tree is the Christmas angel. The true meaning behind the use of Christmas angels as toppers vary, with […]

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Christmas Storage Ideas for Your Tree, Ornaments and Decorations

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Christmas is a time of wonderful celebrations. Once it’s over, you’re left to deal with the chore of taking down the tree, packing away the ornaments and storing away the decorations. You want your decorations to be in tiptop shape for the next Christmas, so how you store your cherished items is important. There is a right and a wrong way to put away the stuff, but by adhering to the following rules, you can make sure […]

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Artificial Christmas Trees Versus Real Christmas Trees

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The excitement of Christmas takes off on a whole new level when it’s time to set up the Christmas tree. But before you set it up, you have to pick whether or not you’re planning to have an artificial Christmas tree or a real one. There are pros and cons to either choice so just weigh which one would be best for you. With artificial trees, you don’t have to worry about the needles drying out. The […]

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