More Christmas tree trivia

So, here are some more Christmas tree fun facts and trivia: President Franklin Pierce erected the first Christmas tree in the White House in 1856. In 1894 President Grover Cleveland displayed the first electrically lighted White House Christmas tree, which was lit with numerous small multi-colored lights. In 1917, Albert Sadacca, then a teenager, suggested to [...]

December 12th, 2017|Art, Creative|

Edison extends legacy of the Christmas tree

In the years following the Civil War, Christmas trees continued to rise in popularity. Where Europeans favored trees they could sit atop a table, Americans preferred big, full floor-to-ceiling trees that ranged between 7 and 12 feet in height. And they decorated their trees with homemade ornaments, as it would be decades before store-bought varieties became commercially available. For [...]

December 11th, 2017|Art, Creative|

The Christmas tree lot was born in 1851

The Christmas tree lot was born in 1851. That was the year following the Christmas tree illustration in Godey’s. What happened is that a woodsman by the name of Mark Carr chopped down a couple dozen evergreens in the Catskill Mountains. He loaded them on a sled and transported them with a team of oxen to Manhattan’s [...]

December 10th, 2017|Art, Creative|