Modern Christmas trees originated in Germany. On December 24 every year, the Germans set up a fir tree (the tree of the Garden of Eden) at home, and hung crackers on it to symbolize the holy bread (the sign of Christ’s atonement). In modern times, various kinds of cookies have been used instead of holy bread, and candles “symbolizing Christ” are often added.
“The meaning of the Christmas tree”: The ancients used to hang red apples on the tree to symbolize the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The evergreen tree also symbolizes the Lord’s gift of eternal life. The triangle of the Christmas tree symbolizes the Holy Trinity. Candles or lanterns on a Christmas tree, symbolizing Jesus as the light of the world. The star at the top of the tree symbolizes that Jesus is the bright morning star, or the star that guides the Magi of the East, and is sometimes replaced by an angel who announces the news. The gift under the tree symbolizes redemption and is God’s gift: grace.
In Germany, the Christmas tree is traditionally erected from December 24th until January 7th. It is customary for most American households to start erecting the tree after Thanksgiving and until after the New Year. In China and Japan, due to the overall influence of the business atmosphere, they were basically established in major shopping malls in early December.
The Christmas tree is the most important decoration of Christmas. Christmas starts with decorating a Christmas tree. Wishing everyone a warm and hopeful Christmas.