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Does Martha Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?

November 10th, 2005

Does Martha Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?

Upside Down Christmas Tree

I am not sure that Martha Stewart the woman of great taste and elegance would approve of the upside down Christmas tree that is being sold out around the country.   The artificial trees are turned upside down and sell at a starting price of $299 and going up to $499.  They are a sell out but there still is time to get yours this year.

Some of the upside down trees hang from the ceiling, some have a base on the ground, and the others hang on the wall.  I guess the tree wouldn’t tip over if the cat tries climbing the ceiling suspended models.  The cat may even find a nice perch to snooze on.

There is a history behind the first Christmas trees and the reason that they turned them upside down.  It may inspire you to plunge into the Upside Down Christmas Tree tradition

 

The first decorated Christmas tree is believed to have originated from Latvia by a man named Martin Luther in 1510.  Martin Luther who well known for being the founder of the Protestant religion, took a walk one moonlit night and was so inspired that he wanted to bring the tree in the house to recreate it for his children. 

The more believable stories of the Christmas tree tradition are rooted in a combination of pagan celebrations merging with Christianity. 

Germans had a pagan tradition prior to Christ to bring in evergreen branches into their houses at the end of December and would celebrate Saturnalia.  In the 7th century, St. Boniface, an English monk, wanted to teach pagans about Christianity.  He turned the Tree upside down so that it would look like a triangle to explain the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  By the 12th century, it became a statement of faith to hang the tree upside down from the ceiling as an acknowledgement of their faith.

 
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By Nicole Wilson
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