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!
|Infographic via UberSignal|