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History of the Christmas Tree

No one knows for sure how the custom of bringing trees into our homes at Christmas time started. We know that during the 1500ís German people decorated trees in their homes. These early trees were decorated with homemade paper objects and lots of food to eat. Often fresh apples, cookies and candies were hung on the tree. Special small candles were hung on the branches. Beautiful glass ornaments were made in Germany and helped decorate the trees.

When the Germans settled in America they brought the Christmas tree tradition with them. In 1856, President Franklin Pierce set up the first White House Christmas tree. Since then people in the United States have brought trees into their homes at Christmas time.

Felt and Button Christmas Tree Craft


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