Everything is quiet in the final hour of darkness before sunrise, yet you can still hear the last notes from the carols the night before. You’re still savoring the sweet sensations of pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon. The warmth in your heart lingers like an old friend come to visit over a cup of eggnog. But it’s the Christmas tree you stayed up for tonight. Nothing brings you quite the same joy as spending the twilight hours in silent reflection, appreciating your tree and everything it stands for. The others will delight in Christmas morning, but this moment belongs to you, your memories, your hopes, and your tree.
Pre-lit and Fabulous
Twinkling in the dusk, your Christmas tree boasts a design that’s yours and yours alone. Each ornament was hand-placed by you again this year – you love to daydream about the memories you’ll make, counting down the days and minutes until your loved ones arrive. Fortunately for you, though, your Christmas tree was pre-lit by the experts at Holiday Bright Lights, and the lighting is abundant. Whether you love a small, colorfully flocked Christmas tree or a green behemoth, the right tree is waiting for you in the perfect colors for your holiday décor. Professionally strung to hide wires and maximize brilliancy, these lights make it a pleasure to decorate your tree. Without strings of lights to untangle, you’ll finally have time to relish in the tree’s beauty. (Indeed, you may actually get around to baking cookies and crafting bows this year. Look at you go!) The best part? You’ll never have to worry. If one bulb goes out, the others continue to shine. If you can believe it, the folks at Holiday Bright Lights show just as much care with your tree as you do, and they can’t wait to share it with you. Indeed, Christmas trees have been waiting for this treatment for quite some time.
From Warding Off Evil to Welcoming Family and Friends
Centuries before the Christmas tree became a beloved tradition, winter trees and greenery were symbols of hope for people around the world. Their survival in the harshest of climates was a wonder. Cultures of yore believed that hanging evergreens above doors and windows would keep them safe from harm and malady – in a theoretical sense, that it would stave off the darkness.
The holiday tree would later be documented in Germany, endearingly decorated as a religious sacrament. In many circles, it’s widely believed that Martin Luther stumbled upon the idea of lighting his tree during a brightly lit walk on a starry winter’s night. Years turned into decades, and decades into centuries, as the Christmas tree gained popularity throughout Europe. Finally, after a Christmas portrait of well-loved British royalty made the holiday tree fashionable, the concept – already an honored tradition for German-American settlers and their families earned its place in the heart of Americans (History).
There’s something magical about Christmas trees. They call upon the childlike wonder in everyone, from the wide-eyed toddler just wrapping her eager mind around trees, gifts, and Santa Claus, to the great-grandfather who has experienced all of life’s great tragedies and triumphs. Christmas trees are a beacon of warmth, an emblem of peace. They’re the embodiment of the spirit of loving and giving. Christmas trees bring people together as little else can. This year, welcome a Holiday Bright Lights pre-lit tree to your home, for unparalleled glow and an equal bounty of hope.
History.com Staff. (2009). History of Christmas Trees. Retrieved September 07, 2016, from http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas-trees