One of the most beloved symbols of the holiday season, the richly adorned Christmas tree that enthralls our hearts today is relatively new to the Yuletide celebration. Before the 1800's festively laden firs were usually only seen in the quaint mountain burgs of Germany. There, the Christbaum (literally, "Christ-tree")was adorned with paper roses, apples, and communion wafers---all hallowed emblems of the holiday. This remained a mostly German custom until Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's royal consort, introduced the Christmas tree to England, and a legacy was born. The world was captivated by the gaiety of elaborate evergreens embellished with glaceed fruit, gilded leaves, and penny toys. Today, we couldn't imagine a Noel without the magic of the Christmas tree and its adornments! In this nostalgic volume, we've captured enchanting images from Victorian postcards, lithographs, and ornamental scraps to create truly timeless ornaments. You and your family will adore adding these cross-stitched heirlooms to your collection or using them to create a unique theme for the evergreen.
Mat their charm evoke fond memories and add to your joy this season---and each Christmas to come.