Decorating a Tree Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Make your Christmas creations shine with Xinar.com’s Decorating a Tree sterling silver charm. This Christmas tree charm is a three-dimensional casting from one of the finest silver casters in the US.
Xinar guarantees its charms to be nickel-free and lead-free and is perfect for those who need hypoallergenic sterling silver charms on their Christmas bracelet edits, necklaces, and more. Measures ¾” by ¾,” with fine detailing from top to bottom, and all around. If you want a break from plain and lifeless charms, Xinar’s Christmas charms and holiday charms inventory is here to rescue your workbench.
How Did the Christmas Tree Tradition Get Started?
In the 16th century, pious Christians in Germany were credited with initiating the Christmas tree custom as we know it today when they carried decorated trees into their houses. In addition, some people made Christmas pyramids from wood and ornamented them with evergreens and candles if the wood was scarce.
The 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther is often credited as the first to light candles on a Christmas tree. He was astonished by the grandeur of lights glittering amidst evergreens as he walked toward his home one winter evening, drafting a sermon. So he constructed a tree in the main room and strung its branches with lighted candles to recreate the scenario for his family.
Christmas trees were unusual to most 19th-century Americans. Although trees had been a habit in many German houses far earlier, the first mention was in the 1830s by Pennsylvanian German settlers. Community trees were planted in Pennsylvania German villages as early as 1747. However, even as late as the 1840s, most Americans considered Christmas trees pagan symbols and refused to accept them.
It’s not surprising that the tree was only recently embraced in the United States like many other Christmas traditions. Christmas was important to the Puritans of New England. The pilgrims’ second governor, William Bradford, said he worked hard to prevent “pagan mockery” of the celebration by punishing any frivolity. Oliver Cromwell, an influential figure in the English Civil War, preached against “heathen practices” such as Christmas songs, adorned trees, and any other cheerful display that desecrated “that sacred festival.” The Massachusetts General Court passed legislation in 1659 making any celebration of December 25 (other than a church service) illegal; citizens were penalized for displaying decorations. This solemnity persisted until the 19th century when the Puritan tradition was weakened by the influx of German and Irish immigrants.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 3/4″ x 3/4″
• Weight – 5.7 grams
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included