How to celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree? This symbol of the Christmas holidays is the main responsible for creating that fraternal atmosphere, warm and harmonious Christmas. It is easy to understand this when we stop to understand the meaning of the Christmas tree or Christmas tree, as some prefer to call it.
The tradition of decorating pines is older than Christmas itself. Many ancient civilizations of Europe and Asia already considered the trees as a sacred element able to connect at the same time with the energy of the mother earth and with the divine forces of the sky.
On the eve of the winter solstice, which today corresponds to Christmas, the pagan peoples of Europe carried pines home and decorated them as a sign of abundance and good omens. It was only in Germany, in the time of Martin Luther, around the sixteenth century, that Christmas pine began to have the form and meaning we know today.
The story goes that Luther during a walk in the forest was impressed by the beauty and the resistance of the pines, since this was the only species of tree that remained green even with all the intensity of the cold and the snow. From then on the pine tree became the symbol of life. In Brazil, this tradition of adorning pine trees began to become popular in the early twentieth century.
When to assemble and disassemble the Christmas tree
According to Catholic tradition, the correct date to begin the assembly of the pine is on the 4th Sunday before Christmas, which marks the beginning of the advent. However, the tree must be completed by the day before, but that date may vary between cultures and countries.
Already the date that the Christian belief uses to disassemble the pine tree is January 6, day in which, according to history, the three wise men arrive to visit the boy Jesus.
Natural or artificial
Buy a natural or artificial pine? This is a common question as to who is starting the preparations for Christmas. The decision, however, is personal and varies from the taste of each one. Those who prefer a natural Christmas tree need only take some extra care to keep the tree beautiful and green throughout the holiday season.
These precautions include placing the vase with pine next to a window so as to ensure the right luminosity for the survival of the plant and watering it from time to time. Another tip is to sprinkle some water on the pine leaves.
Currently the most sought and sold species of Christmas pine are kaizucas, cypresses and tuias. One of the best advantages of opting for a natural pine is the fresh and welcoming aroma that it exudes throughout the house. Another interesting detail is that you can grow it throughout the year and when the next Christmas arrives, the pine will be there ready to be decorated again.
Artificial models have a huge variety of colors and types to choose from. There are Christmas trees ranging from white - like snow - to traditional green, to unusual colors such as blue and pink.
Some models of artificial Christmas tree already rely on LED lights, dispensing the typical blinks.
Price and where to buy
The prices of a Christmas tree vary a lot depending on the type chosen. The price of a small natural pine, about 80 centimeters, rotates around $ 50. Already a large natural pine, with approximately two meters in height, can get to cost $ 450.
The prices of an artificial pine also have huge variations. A simple model of a Christmas tree about one meter high can be bought by the American stores website for the simple amount of $ 11. Already a more robust pine model can reach $ 1300. Now if you want a tree Christmas lights with Led lights pocket. This pine model is for sale at an average price of R $ 2460.
How to decorate
When thinking about the decoration of the Christmas tree, the ideal is to let creativity and imagination flow. But of course some tips always help, so take note of them:
- Try to put together the decoration of the Christmas pine tree with the decorating style of your house, this applies to both the colors and the types of embellishments;
- Some embellishments are traditional and indispensable like the stars, angels, bells, pine cones and papal noéis, but you can do a re-reading of these symbols so that they fit your decoration proposal;
- Another tip is to customize the decoration of the tree with family objects such as photos and other souvenirs;
- The tree assembly should start with the blinking flashing. Go in by plugging the little lights into the branches and turning them so that they are facing the environment. Then add the larger embellishments and complete with the small embellishments;
- You can create a monochrome tree or invest in a color model. It is to your liking;
There is no escape from tradition: if there is Christmas there is pine. So there's nothing better than putting together the best ideas before you start putting together your Christmas tree. And of course we brought a special selection of photos of decorated Christmas trees for you to get inspired and to get into this Christmas mood. Check out:
60 pine tree ideas to decorate
Picture 1 - A small and delicate Christmas pine tree to decorate the table of the office or the bedside table.
Picture 2 - But also has giant pine, for those who prefer a more striking decoration; this one was decorated with only lights.
Picture 3 - Pine tree in the basket! A suggestion to change - lightly - the face of the Christmas tree.
Picture 4 - Trio of mini trees for the shelves of the house; it does not even need decorations.
Picture 5 - Artificial Christmas pine with flasher lights; the gifts around are part of the decoration.
Picture 6 - If you are going to use natural pine you prefer to leave it near the window so that it stays blue-green for longer.
Image 7 - The clean white room has won a monumental golden tree.
Picture 8 - In spiral format, this mini Christmas tree uses pine cones and pine branches in the decoration.
Picture 9 - Find a strategic place to mount the Christmas tree, preferably that is very visible in the environment.
Picture 10 - A beautiful gradient in the Christmas tree.
Picture 11 - White Christmas tree decorated with colorful and cheerful ornaments, as Christmas should be.
Image 12 - From the top of this tree descend golden ribbons.
Image 13 - Who has never had one of these?
Picture 14 - A Christmas tree or a cloud?
Picture 15 - It is not because of lack of space that you will not have a Christmas tree; the proposal here is to mount it on the wall, cool idea is not it?
Image 16 - Snowflake.
Image 17 - Any resemblance to a real pine tree is not mere coincidence.
Picture 18 - The kitchen counter won a mini tree decorated with household items.
Image 19 - Without exaggeration, this Christmas tree was decorated with only a few golden balls.
Picture 20 - Already this natural pine tree has won colorful pompons at the end of each branch.
Picture 21 - Blue lights! Feel the peace and lightness that this season of the year conveys.
Picture 22 - And why have only one if you can have three?
Picture 23 - A gray tree to fit the sober decoration of the room.
Picture 24 - Scandinavian Christmas tree.
Picture 25 - How about some flowers to complete the decoration of the tree? Feel free to enter the elements that most match your home and with you.
Image 26 - In the midst of so many ornaments, the Christmas tree practically disappears.
Image 27 - How about a black Christmas tree? A luxury!
Image 28 - Vase covered with jute leaves the rustic Christmas tree.
Image 29 - LED tree and full of colors.
Image 30 - The typical Christmas tree that inhabits the imagination of children and adults.
Picture 31 - Mount a large Christmas tree and smaller ones to stay on the furniture.
Picture 32 - Even simple, the small Christmas tree did not dispense with the use of the star at the end.
Image 33 - The knit blanket wraps around this natural pine.
Picture 34 - Blue and gold!
If it were not for the ornaments the tree would be almost imperceptible.
Picture 36 - A small and delicate pine tree for the side table.
Image 37 - Majestic and sovereign in the decoration of Christmas.
Image 38 - The coloring of this tree perfectly mimics the effect of snow falling.
Picture 39 - Next to the tree of brilliant branches rests the small animals.
Image 40 - Very realism in a single tree.
Picture 41 - Companions of Christmas.
Image 42 - Numerical decoration of Christmas.
Picture 43 - Santa can not miss, neither star nor reindeer ...
Image 44 - If you prefer you can spruce the house with pine branches.
Image 45 - The unicorns invaded Christmas.
Picture 46 - A simple but lovely tree.
Picture 47 - Snow spiral.
Image 48 - Snow is also featured on this tree with irregular branches.
Image 49 - Pinhas instead of balls.
Picture 50 - A special little corner under the tree just to put presents.
Picture 51 - Big or small, it does not matter! What really matters is to take the Christmas spirit home.
Image 52 - Banners to wrap the tree.
Image 53 - Colors and brightness are also welcome at Christmas.
Picture 54 - Children's characters gathered as Christmas ornaments.
Picture 55 - White, fluffy and cozy.
Image 56 - And a red version of Christmas tree? Like it?
Image 57 - Christmas pine: all simplicity and delicacy of a natural pine.
Image 58 - Pinheirinhos in different shades to decorate the house.
Image 59 - Christmas tree: this model is also very popular.
Image 60 - Do not want to spruce? It's all right! The pines bring the magic of Christmas even without any balls.