Stewart Approve of the Upside down Christmas Tree?
November 10th, 2005
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
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.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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