The Christmas tree was traditionally decorated with “roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, tinsel and sweetmeats”. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by lights after the advent of electrification. Today, there is a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garlands, tinsel, balls candy canes etc. An angel or star might be placed atop the tree to represent the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem. Edible items such as gingerbread, chocolate and other sweets are also popular and are tied to or hung from the tree’s branches with ribbons.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. To inspire you, here are some great gift ideas, for your Christmas Tree. These vintage and handcrafted suggestions are brought to you by some of the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy. Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.
Bring home the tree or unpack and fluff it as the case may be and get ready to decorate for the holiday seasons. New ornaments, family treasures, popcorn garland, whatever strikes your fancy is the perfect way to festoon your tree.
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