A Christmas tree is an integral part of most people’s Christmas celebrations; the tree itself is usually a small conifer or pine, both of which are evergreens. You can also purchase artificial Christmas trees from various stores, they obviously tend to last much longer (years if you look after them) and are much easier to maintain and repair. These artificial trees are usually made from a material called polyvinyl chloride.
The idea of the Christmas tree was first developed in Germany sometime between the 15th and 16th century. Christmas Trees became popular beyond German during the mid 19th century due to people immigrating to other countries and are today regarded as one of the most iconic aspects of Christmas and can be found in almost every house as well as most towns and cities throughout most of the world.
Originally Christmas trees were traditionally decorated with various edible foods such as apples and dates. In the late 17th and early 18th century, people began decorating there trees with candles, this tradition has eventually evolved into today’s modern Christmas lights. In this day and age as well as lights, people decorate their trees with a vast variety of thing, from tinsel and baubles to sweets and candy canes. Another recently developed tradition it to place an angel or star at the top of the tree, this is meant to represent the story of the nativity.