Origin of the Christmas Tree

There are a few different rumors as to the exact origin of the Christmas tree as we know it today.  Some believe it dates back to the Egyptians, while others believe Martin Luther to be the creator centuries later. Although the exact origin of the Christmas tree are still a bit unclear, all signs point to Germany for spreading this holiday standard to the rest of the world. 
For most of us, decorating the tree is our all time favorite part of the season! Regardless of where it began, most modern decor and traditions center around the Christmas tree.  It has definitely grown to be a beloved centerpiece of this Holiday!
View the slideshow above for more facts on everyone's favorite holiday tradition, the Christmas tree!
Ready to pick out and decorate your tree this year? Take a look at Artificial Christmas Trees: A Brief History, and Taming the Outdoors: How To Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree.
Photo Credit: flickr/Labyrinthx

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