After 2-days of finding, cutting, transporting and standing up a tree in my house to be decorated with lights and ornaments, I thought I’d do a little research on how the tradition started:
It began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger, St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak tree. St Boniface took this as a sign of the Christian faith. But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors at Christmas time.
St Boniface, check it out: