Sunday, 21 October 2012

Christmas tree hire London

How many xmas trees are sold each year in the UK

Did you know that around 6 million trees are sold in the UK every year this is around 10% of the population buying real trees for their homes. Compare this with the USA they sell around 25-30 million each year.

Xmas trees became popular in 1841 when prince Albert came back to the UK from Germany with a tree that he had as a present. Queen Victoria. it was at this time that the Royal couple were pictured in a daily newspaper around the tree in London. originally in Germany the trees were dressed outside of the home however the trend changed and trees became part of the home at xmas.

As you can see in the photo the Royal couple have put candles on the tree, these were to symbolize stars in the sky in Bethlehem and the location of baby Jesus  The candles were phased out probably due to health and safety reasons. Today many families enjoy the same traditions as the Royals did in late 1800's..
I wonder what the |Royals will be doing this year in London


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