When searching for the historical beginning of the first Christmas tree, one must go very deep into the past. Just like Santa Claus one finds that the first Christmas tree was combination of many different facts, legends and customs. The first documented use of a tree in a winter Christmas celebration was in several locations in Northern Europe including Estonia, and Latvia, in the year 1510.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
American Christmas Tree Association Helps You Get the Most From the Holiday Season
When it comes to making one of the most important purchases of the holiday season, consumers are faced with what can seem to be an overwhelming amount of choices. But no matter what Christmas tree you choose to celebrate the holidays, artificial or farmed, the American Christmas Tree Association urges consumers to make educated decisions about the trees they purchase for their families.
There are Christmas trees for every budget and every lifestyle.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, if your household includes a farmed tree in its festivities, keep the tree well watered. Typically shorts in electrical lights or open flames from trees placed too close to fireplaces, candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Dry and neglected trees are a fire waiting to happen.
Consumers should feel great about purchasing a Christmas tree. Neither an artificial Christmas tree nor a farmed tree has a significant impact on the environment.