We always had an Easter tree when we were kids, but nev […]
We always had an Easter tree when we were kids, but never on purpose.Our Easter tree was actually the Christmas tree that our mother hadn't yet taken down after the holidays, with colourful Easter eggs hidden among the ornaments. Apparently today's kids are getting a different experience, because Easter trees trees that you decorate specifically for Easter are rising in popularity.
So, we've established that Easter trees are indeed a thing that people are doing on purpose. But why? And must we? Between gender reveal parties and newborn photoshoots and Elf on the Shelf and leprechaun traps and elaborate rainbow birthday cakes that cascade candy, can't parents get a break?ouse Beautiful notes that an Easter tree is "a lovely way to celebrate spring and the Easter holidays, whilst also updating your living space with a stylish, colourful centrepiece.
It can be indoors, or outdoors. An indoor version typically consists of tree branches such as pussy willows in a vase. Both versions are decorated with Easter eggs or decorations, according to BT.If an Easter tree sounds like something a mid-western Pinterest mom made up to make all our lives more difficult you're wrong.
It's actually a charming, centuries-old German tradition called Ostereierbaum. Martha Stewart notes that German families have been adding "this cheerful pop of colour" to their homes at Easter time for hundreds of years.The most famous Ostereierbaum in the world might be the Saalfelder Easter tree in the Eastern German town of Saalfeld. According to NBC, every year since 1965, German pensioner Volker Kraft decorated his tree with what is now 10,000 Easter eggs. It takes him two weeks.
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