9# The ancient origins of Christmas tree.

The Christmas tree is probably one of the most traditional symbols of Christmas, and evert year we see it on greeting cards, advertisements, cookies, wrapping paper, and, of course, in all shopping centers and in the homes of millions of people around the world. But why we decorate a tree, apart from the fact that it always brings a little bit of Christmas atmosphere at home? The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. While the celebration of Christmas…

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3# Christmas Around the World: Arizona’s Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

If it is normal for us to celebrate Christmas traditions, sometimes can be a challenge, for example, in places that rarely see a day of cold all year. But in the Arizona city of Chandler, locals have simply adapted their traditions to win against the climate, forming a pile of their native tumbleweeds into the shape of a festive fir tree each year! In 1957 a Chandler resident named Earl Barnum raised the idea of a tumbleweed tree after he saw a similar one in Indiana built out of cone-shaped…

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