Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree tradition is originally from Germany. By the 1840s the tree was widely known in the United States. The publication of “Kris Kringle’s Christmas Tree” in 1845, a children’s book about the custom, helped to popularize the holiday tree. The first trees in America were gifts themselves, filled with gingerbread, sugarplums and other homemade ornaments. By 1994, 85 percent of all American homes contained a decorated tree at Christmas time. Stop in the library this holiday season to see our wonderful patriotic decorated Christmas trees; we are open seven days a week. Enjoy a cup of warm coffee from the Friends of the Library coffee cart while you read a magazine or newspaper.

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