Did you know that the Christmas tree did not become a popular tradition until the 1850s?
At that time, many fir trees were then illuminated by real candles!
But after many fires, people preferred to opt for garlands and decorations.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there wasn’t much consensus on what a Christmas tree should look like.
Suddenly, everyone showed a lot of creativity.
We have selected for you the 12 most beautiful Christmas tree photos from 100 years ago. Look :
A minimalist Christmas tree in this photo from 1880.
Here we see the garlands that appear in this photo in the late 1890s. And there is even a decoration on top of the tree. We could sit in this room, by the fire, all day. In this photo, you could almost feel the heat of the fire, don’t you think?
Here is one of the only known photos of a Christmas tree lit by real candles. This photo is taken at a party in 1900. Hopefully someone was in charge of watching this tree very closely!
The Victorian spirit greatly influenced the way Christmas was viewed at the end of the last century. Photos like this later inspired the imagery of Christmas cards. In this photo, it looks like the candles are not lit. But it looks like the photographer added flickering lights afterwards.
I love this photo taken in a house in 1910. Here we see more sophisticated decorations. There are even popcorn garlands. And look at this doll with a little stroller. What a beautiful Christmas!
Here is another photo of a large Christmas tree taken in the early 1900s. There are a lot of gifts. Isn’t it lovely to see that the gifts are wrapped as if they were ordinary packages? Be aware that colored wrapping paper will not become the norm until many years later.
This adorable photo features a little boy screaming with joy after discovering his gift.
And what would Christmas be if it weren’t for a little touch of glamor? This 1910s photo gives a glimpse of what fashion was all about. But this woman lights the candles on the tree with a match! As long as everything goes well.
Many families chose to have a smaller tree that we put on a table, to decorate the room.
Let’s take a look in this house in 1904. What a beautiful decoration!
On this tree, which dates from the early 1900s, we see handmade decorations and some ready-made gifts for the children.
Here is a small tree decorated traditionally.
And you, have you made your Christmas tree? Show us your photos by leaving a comment. We can’t wait to see them!
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