For many people, the Christmas season is full of traditions that they have been using for years. However, many people are always looking for other traditions that they can make their own when they are decorating their artificial Christmas trees. There are tons of traditions that have been used from centuries ago that you can take and turn into something for your family now. You will find that this can add a huge element to your artificial Christmas trees as they are going to be talking points for those who visit during the holidays and also be something that your own family may do for many years to come.
You may be surprised that many of the traditions that you already have in place are based on something from centuries ago. For example, do you hang a pickle on artificial Christmas trees? Not a real pickle…as this would be a mess! But, hang a pickle ornament onto the tree? If you do, then you are doing something that has its roots traced back to Germany!
A few ancient traditions that you can do this holiday season:
- String popcorn on your tree! Many people make their own garland with this delicious treat that we all usually have when watching a movie. This was thought to have started when people were looking for affordable ways to decorate their trees. And many people used this on real trees outdoors as a way to feed the birds.
- Have a bonfire on Christmas Eve to help Santa find his way home! This is a custom that was found with groups that have a French influence. It is a fun time for kids and adults alike. Because it also means some sweet treats that are only served with a campfire!
- Hang stockings where you can, even if you don’t have a fireplace. This is a tradition that can be traced back to the early 1800s. Even better, make sure that your stocking is matching the theme of your tree to make this look amazing! Or even make this a holiday project, for those who have kids.
Whether you are going to be using those traditions that have always been in your family or you are looking to add to the traditions in your new home, these are a few that can get you started on making lifelong holiday traditions for many years to come!