New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
Each year, millions of people put Christmas trees in their home, but don’t know the meaning behind the tradition. Green lifestyle site, eco18.com, released an article detailing the origins of the Christmas tree, from it’s original roots in Germany, to how it became a tradition in the US.
As taken from the article:
"The origin of a Christmas tree is very interesting. The Germans where the first in starting the tradition around the 16th century where devout Christians brought trees into their homes and decorated them with nuts, apples and various cookies. Lit candles where later added, a tradition started by Martin Luther during an evening walk when he saw the stars shimmering through the pine trees. To replicate that image he added candles to the family tree. Having lived in Germany and spent Christmas there in the early 60’s I was surprised that this was still done then with no instances of tree fires in the homes, something I’m sure here in the states would no doubt be frowned upon."
The article also gives thought to whether it’s best to have a fake tree or a real tree.
"Now to the question at hand, natural verses artificial. From the 16th century until now, it does not seem to me that there has been a catastrophic environmental impact by the use of trees. And today, modern Christmas tree farms are like any farm where the crop is rotated and is grown specifically for consumption."
To read the full article, and others on green living and sustainability, go to eco18.com
For more information, contact Leesa Raab, Leesa(at)adinfinitumny(dot)com