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Silver Christmas Trees

The association of the color silver with the Christmas tree dates back to the early sixteenth century when decoration of Christmas trees was slowly becoming a never-ending tradition of Christmas celebration.

Silver Christmas trees are another kind of Artificial Christmas trees that in no way lag behind in displaying the Christmas spirits.

Martin Luther is said to have decorated a small Christmas Tree with candles, to show his children how the stars twinkled through the dark night. Later trees were decorated with wafers, golden sugar twists, flowers and plenty of food items.

The concept of Silver Christmas trees came into being around 1610 when Tinsel was invented in Germany. At that time real silver was used, and machines were invented which pulled the silver out into the wafer thin strips for tinsel. Silver was durable, but tarnished quickly, especially with candlelight. Attempts were made to use a mixture of lead and tin, but this was

heavy and tended to break under its own weight so was not so practical. So silver was used for tinsel right up to the mid-20th century.

Now a days, Christmas trees are made to appear silver in the same way. People use silver ropes of tinsel to dangle around and hang down from the tree. Silver Christmas trees look exotic among other green Christmas trees. These trees exhibit a kind of Victorian elegance and are loved by those who have got a sophisticated style of decoration. Silver Christmas tree of any size creates a shimmering display. The silver cording illuminates the iced branches beautifully.

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