Pine Boughs – Bringing in the greens

Where did the tradition of cutting a tree and setting it up in the house come from?

Our modern day celebrations come from a mild mix of cultures and seasonal activities. The hanging of greens, such as Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe and Evergreen boughs is an ancient winter tradition with origins predating Christ and the religious holiday of Christmas. It is a custom in which people would bring indoors green boughs and branches to lift people’s spirits sustaining them during the long dark days of winter and remind them…