Brief History of Christmas Trees
Europeans used evergreen boughs to
decorate their homes at the winter
Christmas trees decorated in the town square in the
capital of Latvia. According to
Martin Luther first put a
decorated tree in the home.
Trees commonly decorated with apples in Germany.
Edible ornaments on trees in Germany. First record of
lit candles on trees in France.
Christmas trees introduced in US by German settlers.
Queen Victoria and family sketched sitting around a
Christmas tree, leading to its popularity in England.
First Christmas trees sold in US at a market in NY.
First Christmas tree at the Whitehouse.
First electric lights on a Christmas tree by Edward
Johnson, protege of Thomas Edison.
Glass ornaments arrive in US from Germany. Larger trees
1901 First Christmas tree farm in US.