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Christmas tree origin


December 14, 2017

Oh, how the Christmas tree has changed over the years to become such a great tradition for Americans. What is a Christmas tree, you ask? Well, it's pretty much an evergreen tree that was used to celebrate the winter season that occurred before the birth of Christ. The history for the evergreen tree is long, so let me shorten it for you. The first ever Christmas decorated tree was in Latvia in 1510, while Germany is credited with the origin of the Christmas tree tradition used today.

The tallest living Christmas tree is believed to be the 122-foot, 91-year-old Douglas fir in the town of Woo...

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