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Victorian christmas decorations

Class Caribbean spent a large portion of last week 'Rockin' around the Christmas tree'. As a class we discussed the history of christmas trees and how we came to decorate them so here are some interesting facts for you...

  • In 1848 the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the royal family celebrating around a decorated Christmas tree, a tradition that was reminiscent of Prince Albert's childhood in Germany.
  • Soon every home in Britain had a tree bedecked with candles, sweets, fruit, homemade decorations and small gifts.

 

Class Caribbean I wonder if you can find out what different ornaments and decorations might represent?

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Comment 1 Comment by James Br on 10 Dec 12 at 6:00pm | Quote this comment
A Christmas candle represents the birth of Jesus and the star above Jesus.
A Christmas card represents a special message to friends and family at Christmas time.
A stocking is the most popular decoration.
A ccording to legend saint Nicholas came down the chimney and put gold coins in childrens stockings on Christmas eve.

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