Table of contents:
- When to put the Christmas tree according to tradition?
- When to make the Christmas tree according to its type?
- Making your Christmas tree earlier will make us happy
Video: When To Put The Christmas Tree And What Does The Tradition Say?
Very often, preparations for the end of the year celebrations begin at the beginning of November. The Halloween decoration barely removed and the Christmas decoration are slowly starting to appear. But is it too early? What factors determine the staging of the festive decoration? And what is more important, when to put the Christmas tree? This is a question which, in fact, does not have an exact answer because everyone does it as they please. But in the end, what does tradition say? So, Deavita.fr takes care of it!
When to put the Christmas tree according to tradition?
Believe it or not, back then, Christmas tree decorating consisted of flowers, fruits, and sweets. The custom, itself, appeared in Alsace in the 16th century, but the inhabitants were not allowed to cut trees until December 21 and place them in their homes before the 24th. But tradition has of course evolved. Some prefer to decorate their Christmas tree one / two weeks before D-Day while others decide to take into account the Advent calendar.
What exactly does the Christian tradition say?
According to Christian tradition, the Advent calendar is taken into account, as mentioned above. It means putting on your Christmas tree from the first Sunday of Advent and removing it on January 6 (Epiphany). As for Orthodox custom, the festive tree is laid on St. Nicholas Day, December 6.
When to make the Christmas tree according to its type?
Typically, most people bring out their party decorations around the end of November or the beginning of December. It is therefore not at all surprising that some cities are preparing to turn on the Christmas lights earlier than usual. We are talking in particular of London whose Carnaby Street has enjoyed a superb Christmas atmosphere for 6 days already. The theme, which you can see above, is moreover inspired by maritime life. So, back to our topic for today and find out when to put the Christmas tree according to its type: artificial or natural.
When to put the artificial Christmas tree?
So, if you want to opt for an artificial tree, no problem buying it a month in advance and putting it on when the right time is right. Requiring no maintenance and not shedding its thorns, it is a great choice for those who don't feel like cleaning up pine needles which are sure to fall on the carpet or parquet. The biggest advantage of the fake tree is of course its possibility of being used for several years. However, it has a negative impact on resources and the climate.
When to make the natural Christmas tree?
When it comes to a natural Christmas tree, experts advise buying it about two weeks before December 25th. For your information, natural trees keep more or less well provided you take care of them. This applies in particular to cut trees because those in pots tend to dry out faster. And if you want to take the plunge, we've got you covered with two of the most popular choices:
• Nordmann fir: number 1 choice for the majority of French people, this tree is highly appreciated for its resistance. It does not lose its thorns, so you can decorate it earlier than usual.
• Spruce: still called fir, this tree has the great advantage of spreading a divine aroma enveloping the interior. However, it is not recommended to buy it too early as it tends to lose its thorns in two weeks.
Make the Christmas tree a few days before D-Day to benefit from lower prices
The budget is also a factor that influences the choice of Christmas tree. And given the fact that traders are looking to sell their goods the day before, the prices of trees drop considerably. That's why buying a tree at the last minute is not at all a bad idea.
Making your Christmas tree earlier will make us happy
If you still have doubts when to put the Christmas tree, here is a curious and proven fact that could help you out of the dilemma. Decorating the house for Christmas ahead of time is good for morale, experts say. For your information, this is a scientific study conducted by the English psychoanalyst Steve McKeown which points out that the festive decoration of the interior in advance is indeed a way of procuring happiness, which is closely linked to nostalgia for childhood.