Christmas Trees in Eastern Maine [PHOTOS]
First, I Googled Why do people put Christmas trees in their homes?
Here is what I found.
However, the tradition of putting trees in homes during wintertime – and not just Christmas – goes back even further to the Pagan times. Using the green leaves of an evergreen tree to decorate homes during wintertime started as a Pagan tradition, designed as a symbol of life amid the dark, cold winter nights.
And what a tradition. Some put them up on Christmas Eve and take them down the day after Christmas. Some get that tree up before Thanksgiving and winter is waning before they take them down.
Everybody is different and has their opinions about Christmas trees, and that is great. Variety makes the world go round.
We asked for photo submissions to see inside listeners’ homes and have them show us their decorated trees. And to say we got knocked over with submissions is truly an understatement.
Thank you to each and everyone that posted a photo. Absolutely touched that you took the effort to share them with us.
Without any judgment, and totally random we selected 50 of those photos to share with you. Some are super traditionally decorated, some are contemporary, some are very different.
This is very much a cross-section of Christmas Trees from Eastern Maine.
Before you lose yourself in all the tree photos, let us wish you the happiness of the season. May you and your family and your friends enjoy the merriest of Christmases.