Oh Christmas tree, You fill my heart with music.

I have to tell you that I have met so many wonderful and kind people since I started my 'Spirit of Christmas Present' trip it's amazing. Today was no different. And as it always does, my mind went a wandering. Christmas Trees. Why? Who? When? Yep you guessed it. Investigate I did. I started my investigation at Moores Christmas Trees at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in the East Bay. Being that I'm a kid in an Artists Body what drew me there was the humongous Snow Man overlooking the Tree Lot like some giant Security Guard, a giant Smiling Security Guard. what drew me in was the beautiful lush trees and the wonderful smell of Christmas.
Many different countries claim to be the original location for the Christmas Tree. It would appear that whatever the story it has a lot to do with Germany. Many believe 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." It appears it was in the 1800s when the Christmas Tree became custom in America. The first record of one being on display was in the 1830s by the German settlers of Pennsylvania.

According to records in England, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria made Christmas trees fashionable by decorating the first English Christmas tree at Windsor castle with candles and a variety of sweets, fruits and gingerbread in 1841. Ornaments became widely popular in America in the the late 1800s. (This Tree belongs to my friends Lucy & Steve :-)

Fact: This song was originally written in German
O Tannenbaum!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

Well, you know you needed that information LOL LOL. Just kidding! Hope it brought a bit of Holiday Inspiration your way!
Moore's Christmas Trees has 3 huge Tree lots with beautiful
lush green and flocked trees.

They are located in San Ramon, Pleasanton and Castro Valley
And they are very nice people! Thank you! :-)

Oh let me answer a couple of questions I've received.

Yes...I am all about Networking and I love Small Business and 'Mom & Pop shops'
Yes... I am having a whole lotta fun!
Yes... I do love what I'm doing. It makes me smile and I hope it makes others smile as well.
Yes... I am a little off center. Aren't all Artists? I love it!
I love Vintage and Shiny stuff :-)
I'm planning to leave no block unturned in my search for the best lights and light displays in the East Bay this Christmas :-)

Love yall!


Steph Jordan Artist has been creating unique creations since childhood. Mixed Media Art is her life. From teaching unique workshops to creating promotional items and more Steph makes high end costume jewelry,paints colorful imaginative art and makes things shine.