Category: Christmas History

  • History of Ceramic Christmas Trees

    History of Ceramic Christmas Trees

    The history of ceramic Christmas trees dates back to the modern origins of the holiday as we know it. From Germany to mid-century America to a 21st century revival, the ceramic Christmas tree has cemented itself as a yuletide staple we just can’t live without. Origins in Germany The story of the ceramic Christmas tree…

  • Popcorn on Christmas Tree – History Has the Answers

    Popcorn on Christmas Tree – History Has the Answers

    What can studying popcorn on Christmas tree history reveal about the beloved holiday? Read on to see for yourself, but be forewarned — this might forever change your view of some beloved holiday icons. Early History The use of popcorn as Christmas tree décor traces back to 1880s Germany, when candles were still used to…

  • Ringing in the Holidays: The History of Christmas Bells

    Ringing in the Holidays: The History of Christmas Bells

    The sound of Christmas bells ringing through the air is one of the most iconic sounds of the holiday season. Whether they’re jingling on a Christmas tree, “ringing” out in festive carols, or ringing in the New Year, Christmas bells are intricately woven into many beloved holiday traditions.  But where did these symbolic bells originate?…