The history of the Christmas tree itself has been around for centuries way older than the Christmas celebration. The people of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Europeans, and Romans had had the tradition of tree decorating in the same season as we celebrate Christmas today. Their cultures believe that Christmas trees were the symbolization of long lasting life and fertility. The deciduous tree which usually drops its leaves in the fall and winter is said to be the cycle of human's life and death. The one you use as a decoration was popularized by a German preacher, Martin Luther. One day, he looked up the stars through its branches. It reminded him of Jesus, who brings light to Christmas.
Christmas tree card making is such a creative calling. First, go find the inspiration online, on a TV program, or through a book. Then buy materials such as plain cards, green paper, red paper, gold paper and glitter, scissors, and glue. After that, follow the step-by-step. You are usually asked to draw some Christmas tree and some decorations. Aside from the decorating paper, fold the plain card, cut the edge if necessary. Next, cut the Christmas tree and other decorations from the template and stick them on the plain card with glue. You can add some glitters and colorful sprinkles. Lastly, write the Christmas wishes and greetings or see handwriting tutorials for a more aesthetic touch.
There are possibly two ways to make your own versatile and reduce waste. One makes it as Christmas tree ornaments and two are Christmas characters out of papers. Wouldn't be it cute? To turn the card, you just need a hole puncher and a colorful ribbon to tie on the tree. You are free to turn your Christmas tree card into origami and make a Christmas figure like angels, birds, and so on. If you are someone who is into recycling, you can also make recycled paper from the leftover cards.
Let's go back to the 16th century in Germany. Christmas tree was adored as 'paradise tree' like the one in the history of Adam and Eve; the tree of knowledge and the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. The decoration was only some apples hanging on the tree. Later in the 17th century, the Germans began to get more creative by putting some colorful paper roses. The trend spread to France, so they invented the style of lighted candles on Christmas trees. In America, it turned into a profit. In 1880, a salesman named Bernard Wilmsen sold a German ornament to F.W. Woolworth's store. It was surprisingly sold out within hours.