Why do we hang ornaments on Christmas trees?

The tradition of Christmas trees and Christmas Ornaments is a much disputed one, with several theories about their origin doing the rounds for a long time.

The most popular theory holds that the tradition was started by a monk who came to Germany in the 7th/8th century to preach. It is said that this monk was Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans.

According to history, the saint was the first one to bring a fir tree to the German people to decorate, for he claimed that its triangular shape represented the Holy Trinity – God, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The tradition was lapped up by the devout Germans who started decorating the Christmas tree in a liturgical way with simple, white candles. This however, changed in the 15th century when ornaments began to be incorporated into the Christmas decorations in Germany.

Christmas ornaments are now an indispensable part of Christmas tree decorations. The manufacture and sale of Christmas ornaments makes one of the greatest markets worldwide. Despite being increasingly commercialized, the use of Christmas ornaments lend its own special charm, a tribute to the old tradition of Christmas every year and infuse true enthusiasm in the Christmas celebrations.

Hope that your homes are getting into the holiday spirit