Have a tree-mendous Christmas

Happy Christmas Readers,
Today we’re going to talk Christmas trees little history lesson then on to the fun stuff.

Evergreen fir trees have traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals throughout the world and time periods

T  Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come
T  The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia
T  Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God

About 1000 years ago in Northern Europe fir trees were first used as Christmas trees Other early Christmas Trees, across northern Europe, were cherry or hawthorn plants that were put into pots and brought inside so they would hopefully flower at Christmas time.  If people couldn't afford a real plant, they made pyramids of woods and they were decorated to look like a tree with paper, apples and candles.

I have a little confession I am slightly allergic to both real and fake trees, fake trees make me itchy and real trees make my nose run I love the most wonderful time of the year. So each year Mother Goose assembles the tree up and I put the baubles on trying to touch it as little as possible.

It’s so magical having the tree up I love turning the lights on when it gets dark the house feels warm and cosy.  I also love seeing all my Nightmare Before Christmas baubles on display in all their creepily beautiful glory.

This year I added to my Disney bauble collection by raiding Primark. Not long after Halloween, they released some Halloween themed baubles which I thought would complement my Disney Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments and they do. Also, from Primark, I picked up the Beauty and The Beast tree figures and Mickey and Minnie ears.

L x