The countdown is back, courtesy of Mike who found me some great info on the history of Christmas trees. I attempted to do this research myself but became quite overwhelmed with the abundance of info I found on Wikipedia.
The German religious reformer Martin Luther is often credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition but the first appearance of a Christmas tree was actually recorded in Germany many years after Luther's death. By the 19th century the Christmas tree custom had spread across most of Germany and beyond. Several royal Germans are credited with helping extend the tree decorating custom beyond Germany. However, it was actually German immigrants who brought the tradition to America.
Here's an extremely cheesy and posed photo of Mike and I last year in front of the Christmas tree in Bryant Park. My hair was so long then!!
Well tonight I make attempt #2 at getting fabric at Purl. Hopefully they won't be having another radiator disaster because I have to get these Christmas presents finished! Wish me luck!