Christmas Decorations

When we were still young, our Mother used to put up Christmas decorations on the first week of October. I think that was too early so I broke that tradition and decorate our house every first week of December instead. We have garlands on our main door, socks, wreath, Christmas light and of course Christmas tree. Putting up Christmas tree is a family tradition. Our Christmas is not complete without it.
Our Christmas tree decorated with red poinsettia, gold balls, and red ribbons.
Our main door with garland, wreath and socks.
The custom of erecting a Christmas tree, originally a fir tree, evolved in Germany almost 1,000 years ago. But it is not until 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors on Christmas time. In 19th century, it spread rapidly and grew into a general German custom. It is widely held belief that Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree. (source)

By the 1890’s, Christmas decorations were arriving from Germany and Christmas tree popularly was on the rise around the U.S., Europe and other countries. On the early 20th century, we started decorating it with homemade ornaments and the electricity brought about Christmas lights, making it possible for the Christmas tree to glow especially at night. Now, having a Christmas tree at home is a tradition around the world. (source)

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