Good morning all, and may I wish you all a very merry festive winter season. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas specifically at this time of year, but a large percentage of the world does actually acknowledge and enjoy Christmas, as it is festive event in over 160 countries each year.
For me, the Christmas tree is a key element – so here’s one from a few years ago, for everyone to enjoy:
What did this image teach me?
The first artificial Christmas trees were created in Germany in the 1800s. They achieved the effect by dying goose feathers green and attaching them to wire “branches” which in turn were affixed to a wooden dowel acting as the trunk.