Favorite Christmas Tree Ideas With Scandinavian Themes 52
Favorite Christmas Tree Ideas With Scandinavian Themes 52

20+ Favorite Christmas Tree Ideas With Scandinavian Themes

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It’s impossible to imagine Christmas without an Evergreen tree, pine or fir, decorated with lights and ornaments. The use of the evergreen tree symbolizes the eternal life for the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Jews. They could be different – big, small, natural, artificial, with sophisticated decorations, humble, but what they all do is to symbolize the spirit of Christmas.

It’s not an easy task to speak about the origins of the Christmas tree. The legends of the fir tree are as old as the cultivation of the same tree.

One says that the tradition has its origins in the celebrations of the god Frey, the god of the Sun and the fertility in Northern Europe. Others say that it comes from the old German belief that a giant tree was holding the world and its branches were sustained in the stars, moon and sun. One is the story of St. Boniface, an English monk who organized the Christian church in France and Germany. One day he saw a group of pagans around an oak, preparing to sacrifice a child to the god Thor. To stop the sacrifice and to save the child, he felled the tree with one powerful fist. On that place grew up a small fir. The Saint explained to the people, that the little tree is the tree of life and Jesus lives within.

For the Celtic group of Britain, the Christmas tree was discovered by Parsifal, a knight of the round table of King Arthur, while he was looking for the Holy Grail. Legend says that the gentleman saw a tree full of bright lights.

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