December 05, 2008

*Christmas Trees: Why?

Supposedly, Saint Boniface started the tradition of the Christmas tree.

While converting Germanic tribes to Christianity, he chopped down the Oak of Thor in order to prove that the old gods were powerless in the face of the Christian God. The Oak of Thor had a fir tree growing in its roots, and Boniface seized upon this new tree growing in the old tree as a symbol for Christianity.

"This humble tree's wood is used to build your homes: let Christ be at the center of your households. Its leaves remain evergreen in the darkest days: let Christ be your constant light. Its boughs reach out to embrace and its top points to heaven: let Christ be your Comfort and Guide".

Posted by Jennifer at December 5, 2008 10:00 AM | TrackBack



An actual post from Jen about history

and there was much rejoicing (yay!)

Posted by: Pete at December 6, 2008 09:36 AM