Origin of Christmas Trees

It’s the time of year for that fresh pine smell to cozy up your living room! If you are a family that decorates a tree, you might also enjoy these puzzles that feature big, bright, and beautiful Christmas Trees!

Do you know the origin of the Christmas tree?

The modern fir Christmas tree actually originated from Germany nearly 1,000 years ago. It’s said that St. Boniface, the one credited with bringing Christianity to Germany, came across a group of pagans that were worshipping an oak tree, and, angrily, St. Boniface struck down the oak tree only for a fir tree to spring up from the roots of the oak tree! From there, St. Boniface took the fir tree as a sign of Christianity, though it wasn’t until the 16th century that trees were brought in the house to be decorated for the Christmas tradition. This tradition is said to have started with Martin Luther, who found a snow-speckled tree so beautiful that he took it inside to light candles in honor of Jesus’s birth.

Christmas Cottage by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $10.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 24”.

 

Christmas Eve by Springbok from artist Nicky Boehme. $11.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 23.5”.

 

You Better Be Good by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 24”.

 

A Joyful Celebration by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20” x 27”.

 

Trimming the Tree by Cobble Hill. $15.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.625″ x 19.25″.

Yuletide Ride by Springbok. $16.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 24” x 30”.

 

Cozy Christmas by Sunsout from artist Higgins Bond. $17.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26″ x 34.75”.


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