The holiday season is here! When you plan for the holidays, what are some of your favorite traditions?
Is it decorating the Christmas tree, going ice skating, purchasing a Poinsettia or putting up Christmas lights? Maybe your family has a unique tradition for the holidays.
At Twist of Pine, we love to focus on our trees, wreaths, and other pine related decorations. After all, one version of the Christmas tree, the Black Hills spruce, is the state tree in South Dakota.
Christmas trees date back to the 1500s and were often decorated with roses. Over time though, styles have changed.
By the 16′ and 1700s, trees were decorated with apples, nuts, and other food items, earning them the name “sugartrees.” Sometimes they were even hung upside down.
The tradition of decorating Christmas trees came over to the United States in the 1800s, and glass ornaments were soon introduced.
The 1900s marked an alarming time when there was a lot of over harvesting of Christmas trees. Soon conservationists and other organizations began to push artificial trees as well as Christmas tree farms.
Now approximately 25 million to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold each year in the United States.
Once you have your tree, then you have to decide how to decorate it. Family traditions vary widely in this aspect. At Twist of Pine, we have our “rustic” tree and our “elegant” tree. It would be impossible for us to tell you which one is our favorite though. We love them both!
Christmas tree decorations can say so much about a person. Are you a pet lover? Do you enjoy camping and the outdoors?
They can also be great gifts! Ornaments can tell a story, such as an appreciation for friendship or gratitude for a family member. We have numerous ornaments out for the holiday season, so you are sure to find one for each member of the family.
Wreaths can also be a fun part of any holiday tradition. Here at Twist of Pine, we can help you make your own!
Tomorrow, come and enjoy a creative evening of crafts and cocktails. You can create a fall, Christmas or winter wreath. The class will start at 6 p.m. at Twist of Pine.