The Christmas tree, evergreen, often pine or fir, adorned with lights and decorations as part of the Christmas spirit. Christmas trees can be cut, bottled, or synthetic and used as interior and exterior decorations. Although trees are often associated with Christian symbols, their modern use is religious. Many families place presents alongside the Christmas tree inside to be opened on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day.
The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and wreaths to symbolize eternal life was a tradition of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to the Scandinavian traditions of decorating the house and the barn with evergreen trees in order to scare the Devil and plant a tree for Christmas. It survived the practice, which was also observed in Germany, of placing the Yule tree on the doorstep or inside the house during the mid-winter holidays.
However, the modern Christmas tree originated in western Germany. A central part of the Middle Ages drama about Adam and Eve was “the tree of the garden,” the cypress tree that hangs from the apple tree, representing the garden of Eden. The Germans planted a paradise tree in their homes on December 24, the day of Adam and Eve's religious feast. They hung loaves of bread on it (symbolizing the host's meal, a Christian symbol of redemption); according to the latest tradition wafers are replaced with cookies in various forms. Candles, symbolizing Christ as the light of the world, were often added. In the same room was a "Christmas tower," a triangular wooden frame with shelves for Christmas carvings and decorated with evergreen trees, candles and stars. By the 16th century, the Christmas tower and the paradisaic tree were joined, becoming the Christmas tree.
This practice was widespread among the German Lutherans in the 18th century, but it was not until the next century that the Christmas tree became the dominant German culture. Launched in England in the early 19th century, the Christmas tree was loved in the mid-19th century by a German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. The Victorian tree was decorated with toys and small gifts, candles, sweets, popcorn cords, and beautiful cakes hanging from the branches with ribbons and paper chains. Originally imported by German immigrants to North America in the early 17th century, Christmas trees were a popular fashion in the 19th century. They were also popular in Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and the Netherlands. In China and Japan, Christmas trees, introduced by Western missionaries in the 19th and 20th centuries, were decorated with intricate designs on paper.
Glazed glass ornaments were sold in Britain and the United States in the early 1870's, many of which were manufactured on small social networks in Germany and Bohemia, and also made ornaments made of tinsel, lead, beads, pressed paper, and cotton. In the United States, F.W. Woolworth sold $ 25 million worth of jewelry annually in 1890, at which time lanterns were found. In the 1930s, brushes made of brush brushes were developed in the United States, and in the 1950s and 1960s, aluminum and PVC plastic wood were produced in large quantities. Synthetic trees have gained considerable popularity, especially in lands where newborns are hard to buy.