How exactly did Christmas trees become a tradition? After all, it feels a little strange to invite such a large plant into the house.
The practice has roots as a German custom, but it’s how it got out of Germany that’s really interesting. It involves real weddings, a viral illustration, and even some mass immigration. Watch the video above to learn more.
To look the book in which the illustration of the Christmas tree first appeared in America. Here is one short story on President Roosevelt’s “ban” on Christmas trees: you can actually read all about it Queen Victoria’s diaries online, although it requires a UK IP address or academic credentials.