OK – I’m sure many (or most) of you have taken down your holiday trees / decorations already – good for you! But some of us have gone back to work or still have visitors / children at home or are just to darn busy! So, today is a reminder for everyone – National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day – January 6th!
We found some fun history on this day on http://nationaltoday.com:
Christmas trees have been around since the 1500s, some say even earlier, and have become an integral part of the Christmas festivities.
Just like the celebrations, the time you choose to take down your Christmas tree is completely at your discretion. Many people take theirs down right after the opening of gifts on Boxing Day, and others leave it up until New Year’s Day, or even for a while after. However, if you’re one of those people who simply can’t seem to get around the depressing chore, National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day may present you with the perfect opportunity. . . . [READ MORE]
Fun Facts About Christmas Trees –
- Every year, approximately 30 million American families enjoy real Christmas trees in their homes.
- It takes Christmas trees about 7 years to reach their standard retail height of 6 to 7 feet tall.
- The first written record of a decorated Christmas tree is from Latvia in 1510. It says the tree was decorated with artificial roses.
- Many Christmas trees are from the top six states for Christmas tree production: Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.