Did you know these Christmas Tree facts?


  •  During the years from 1887 to 1933, a fishing schooner called the ‘Christmas Ship’ used to sell spruce trees from Michigan to Chicagoans.
  • Evergreen trees were used to celebrate the onset of winter, even before the birth of Christ.
  • Christmas tree was decorated for the first time in Riga (Latvia), in the year 1510.
  • In 1963, the National Christmas Tree was not lighted until December 22nd, because the national 30-day period of mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy stretched on till that day.Christmas-Tree-History-4
  • In the year 1979, only the top of the National Christmas Tree was lighted in the US, in the honor of the American hostages in Iran.
  • Large stores started putting up illuminated Christmas trees in the year 1900 only.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • National Christmas Tree Association gives a Christmas tree to the President and first family of US every year.
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House was started by President Coolidge in 1923.christmas tree
  • Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine are the most popular Christmas trees.
  • Teddy Roosevelt had banned the Christmas tree from the White House because of environmental reasons.
  • The commercial sale of Christmas trees started in the United States around the year 1850.
  • The first Christmas tree was placed in the White House in 1856, by the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.
  • The tradition of an official Chicago Christmas tree dates back to 1913, when the first official tree was lit by Mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park.
  • The tradition of using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to the mid-17th century.
  • There are more than 21,000 growers of Christmas tree and more than 12,000 cut-your-own-tree farms in the US.





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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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