Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Tree shopping *

Christmas Tree Shopping : 

History of the Christmas tree-

The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. ... Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

In 2004, Pope John Paul called the Christmas tree a symbol of Christ. This very ancient custom, he said, exalts the value of life, as in winter what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and it reminds Christians of the "tree of life" of Genesis 2:9, an image of Christ, the supreme gift of God to humanity.

My tree page made with https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=TMTM-MI-1612-117557

These pictures are from our tree shopping when we lived in Michigan.  This is a neighboring farm that we always got our trees from. He grew many types  but Canaan Fir was always our choice to buy. So off the walk the farm, pick out a tree ,saw it down and tie it to the roof of the car. Good thing we lived close bye to the farm.  Lisa 

Tree Fact : 

 (Abies Balsamea) has many similarities to both the Fraser and the balsam fir in growth and appearance, as it offers the wonderful bouquet of a balsam fir combined with the beauty of a Fraser fir. The needles have a beautiful green topside, and a silver/white underside. Canaan fir grow in soils too wet to grow Fraser fir or Douglas fir. In addition, Canaan fir has a later bud break, reducing damage from late spring frosts. It is a beautiful tree that will gain importance in the years to come.

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