10 Facts That You Didn't Know About Christmas Trees!

Posted 01/12/2017 : By: Leigh Purling

As soon as we picture Christmas we think of a Christmas tree and gifts and almost all of us look forward to the time we can start decorating our tree. However, very few people know the numerous fun facts about the Christmas tree! To help you get to know your Christmas tree a little better, here are some lesser-known facts about these features of the festive season:


  • The Christmas Tree became popular in England in 1841 when Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, brought a Christmas tree over from Germany and put it in Windsor Castle.


  • Manufactured Christmas tree ornaments were first sold by Woolworths in 1880.


  • An acre of Christmas trees provides for the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.


  • 1000 years ago in Northern Europe Christmas trees were hung upside down from chandeliers!

 

  • Candles were originally used to decorate Christmas trees to represent the stars in the night sky, but of course this was a great fire hazard!


  • The Pine takes 5 years to grow, the Spruce 7 years and the Noble Fir 10 years


  • 3:1 – The ratio by which natural Christmas trees outsell artificial Christmas trees


  • In Poland and Ukraine, its common for Christmas trees to be decorated with ornaments that look like spiders or spider webs!

 

  • Early Christmas trees were decorated with cakes, cookies, pretzels, nuts and fruit.

 

  • According to Guiness World Records, the world’s tallest Christmas tree was 67.36m tall and put on display in Seattle

All of the team here at Progress Recruitment Solutions would like to wish our Clients and Candidates a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!