The Christmas Tree
Trees and Ornaments
The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it
began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who
converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have
come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger,
St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his
amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak
tree. St Boniface took this as a sign of the Christian faith.
But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought
indoors at Christmas time.
Interesting Christmas Traditions:
The Christmas Tree Farm Network