Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Christmas Tree (INFOGRAPHIC)

Christmas is already behind us and the year is almost over. Some of us remove our Christmas decorations as soon as Christmas is over, but others keep them up until Epiphany.

Either way, putting a Christmas tree up at Christmastime dates back several centuries and I thought this could be interesting to know where this all came from and when it all started.

A tradition that spread in many countries

The most important piece of our Christmas decoration is obviously the Christmas tree. Putting a Christmas tree up is considered a huge part of the Christmas traditions and doing so helps us getting into the Christmas spirit. Furthermore, we couldn’t imagine installing Christmas decorations without the famous Christmas tree.

Christmas trees have been around since 1510 and this tradition has evolved to become the one we know today. Approximately 25 to 30 million real trees are sold each year in the United States and 31% come from Christmas tree farms. Aside from the United States, Christmas trees can be seen in many countries like Canada, Germany, Britain, and Australia, to name a few.

The Christmas tree deconstructed

The infographic below, created by the team at UberSignal, explains really well the history and shows us numerous facts about the Christmas tree. In the infographic, you will find:

  • The history of the Christmas tree
  • Top 5 most popular Christmas trees
  • Real vs fake – Christmas tree sales statistics
  • Pre-cut trees vs cut your own
  • Where people buy real Christmas trees
  • Famous Christmas trees

Although Christmas is already over, I am sure that you will find these Christmas tree facts interesting and the next time you look at your tree, you will understand a little bit better its history and how it came to be so important in our Christmas traditions. Merry Christmas to all!

The Christmas Tree Deconstructed
Infographic via UberSignal

Photo credit: pkingDesign / Decor Love / CC BY-NC-ND

 

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5 thoughts on “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Christmas Tree (INFOGRAPHIC)

  1. I didn’t know all that! Btw, I love that first picture. What a beautiful tree! This year I decided not to put up my big tree. I bought a $9 4 foot tree and decorated it. To me, it served its purpose and was just as beautiful.

    Happy New Year my friend!

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  2. Hi Bren! I know that Christmas is over, but that infographic was really interesting so I decided to post the article anyway. I never thought that Christmas trees dated so far back. I am glad that you find my pic beautiful. I think it is too. I love putting up a big tree, but I think that small ones are as beautiful and I saw ours on FB and I thought it was lovely.

    I saw your picture on FB about New Year’s resolutions and you read my mind because I am working on a post about New Year’s resolutions that I will post in a couple of days. Happy New Year to you too, my friend! 🙂

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  3. HI Nataly,

    This is Very Interesting Article , Mind Blowing Really good Christmad Tree Ammezing , and Inforgraphic Mind Blowing Superb , i like Your Post , My first Viist your Blog i am Really impress , Good Job and Great Work , Thank You for Sharing me ,

    Jassica

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    1. Hi Jassica and welcome to my site! I am glad that you liked my article. I thought too that the infographic was interesting and that’s why I wanted to share it with others. It’s always fun to learn about the history and how things got started.

      Thanks again and happy New Year! 🙂

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