Christmas Decoration throughout History
Christmas decoration has long been one of the favorite aspects of the holiday for many people. Designing, creating and displaying ornaments and other decorations can be fun and serves as a great way for the family to coordinate on a project. In years long ago the tradition of Christmas decoration existed as strongly as today, with many creative ideas serving in place of our modern inventions.
There was no electricity hundreds of years ago, and plastic had yet to be invented. This meant that each and every Christmas decoration was custom-built and served a special purpose. In place of lights people would mount candles on trees in strategic locations. Natural garlands served instead of tinsel, with strung nuts, shells, beads and other pretty items being strung over tree and bush alike. Continue reading