Real Meaning Behind Trendy Upside Down Christmas Trees
Wait, isn't that Christmas tree...upside down? Why, yes it is. In this topsy-turvy world, the upside down Christmas tree has become the trendy thing this Christmas, just take a look at this display page on Pinterest.
Upside down Christmas trees are growing in popularity, but they first appeared centuries ago.
According to the legend, in 7th century a monk named Boniface saw a group of pagans worshiping an oak tree. In response he cut down the tree and in its place grew a fir.
Then, Boniface cut down the fir and turned it upside down, using its triangular shape as a way of explaining the Holy Trinity to the pagans. The tradition first became popular in Poland then spread to the rest of the world.
In recent years, these upside down trees have made a comeback, particularly in department stores and malls.
While some are put off by the pagan origins of the upside down tress, others just like the idea of something new and novel at Christmastime, like decorating a tree hanging from the ceiling.
Whatever lights your Christmas lights, I guess.