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DIY Mini Burlap Christmas Tree

By Top This Top That on Dec 03, 2012

Did you know that some sources claim the first Christmas tree in America was put up in Connecticut in 1777?


The National Christmas Tree has been lit every year since 1923 at the White House.


1847 was the beginning of the decorated tree tradition, and the candy canes that you would see on trees were all white.


The original purpose of a tree skirt was not just to look pretty, it was to catch dripping wax from candle lights that were used on Christmas trees before electric lights were introduced.


The first aluminum tree was introduced into the market in 1958.  Although very popular until the mid 60s, they were made from flammable foil.


I often wonder how burlap trees will be written into our history, or how they would look decorated with a few icicles or angel hair on it? 

Remember decorating with that stuff?

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