How Did Christmas Trees Become Christmas Symbols?

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Christmas trees, which are a variety of fir, pine, and spruce trees, are closely linked with the visuals most of us have for Christmas. However, in many ways, the symbol of the Christmas tree seems surprising for the story of Christmas. The development of the Christmas tree as a key symbol begins before Christianity and only long after Christianity established itself in Europe did it become associated with Christmas.

Early Developments Before Christianity

Associations with Christmas

Modern Developments

Summary

References

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