The Rooted Holiday Tree
One of my favorite holiday memories is trudging through the snow as a child with my family to cut our Christmas tree. I loved being in the woods, the smell of pine sap, and the warmth of holiday feelings. As an adult, I appreciate my Christmas trees rooted and growing tall, collecting freshly fallen snow on their hefty evergreen branches.
Borrowed Christmas Traditions
Did you know many Christmas traditions are borrowed from other cultures? Early Romans and Egyptians brought vines, ivy, and palms into their homes to celebrate. Yule logs were part of ancient winter solstice celebrations. And gift-giving mythical beings were, and are, part of local traditions around the globe.
9 Christmas Traditions With Pagan Roots
From boozy eggnog to ugly Christmas sweaters, check out HISTORY’s list of modern Christmas traditions and their origins.
HISTORY – How 25 Christmas Traditions Got Their Start
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The Christmas Pine: Copyright © Lisa Barry 2020.
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Falling Snow by Aakash Gandhi
Night Snow by Asher Fulero
Home for the Holidays by Chris Haugen
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