Our Christmas Tree is an important part of the seasonal festivities, as it is for many families and in public places at this time of year. For me the Christmas tree symbolises a mixture of pagan and religious beliefs. The old pagan mythology tells us that people would bring a tree into their home during the winter months so that they could care for the tree spirits and give them a warm place to shelter when the weather was cold. I like to think that we continue this practice today, even if we have forgotten the reasons why we have a Christmas tree. I love the warm, homely feel when I walk into my living room and see our tree twinkling in the corner. What do you think?
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I love Christmas trees and fairy lights. For me, it feels like Christmas as soon as the tree is decorated and the lights are on. I like to turn on the lights at every opportunity, first thing in the morning, and when the light is dull, as well as when it is dark. The Christmas tree with its lights is like a warm, friendly presence in the room. Thank you for blogging about it!
Yes, our Christmas tree is certainly the focus of our living room and we love it ☺
I was surprised the other evening when I walked in to the soft light from the fairy lights my flatmate had hung all over our apartment. Instant Christmas feeling.
At home with my parents we won’t put the Christmas tree in until the night before, too many hay-fever sufferers in the family 😦