There were lots of movement in the history of a period that included developments of the Christmas trees. One of these movements was in the year of 1880 AD. This movement was the aesthetic movement. This was the period when the Christmas trees became very popular among the people. People did everything in their limit to decorate their Christmas trees better than others. They bought decorations, they decorations with their own hands, hung candles and lights and just everything. This aesthetic movement is just the opposite. This movement showed people to enjoy the Christmas tree with its delicateness, its balance with its natural delicate colors.
The shapes and the style of the tree were also kept natural and delicate. The people then had limited access to purchase of decorations in the earlier years, so they were limited to keeping their Christmas trees on tables. But with the growth of the Christmas market and the larger availability of the Christmas trees and the popularity of the handmade decorations made at home too, people had no excuse but to lavishly and generously decorate their Christmas trees. The Christmas trees were still a symbol of showing their individual status in the society among the people. Hence, if the tree was larger, then that would mean that you are richer and that you are in a higher status than others in the society.
The Christmas trees went through a series of phases and innovations. During the late 1800 AD around the 1890 AD periods, the Christmas trees were just a joy to watch because people went overboard with the exciting decorations of their Christmas trees. The tall rooms of the High Victorian were filled with glitters, golds, tinsels, toys and all the things that would make their Christmas trees glorious and very beautiful. In these periods, even the middle-class people could be able to decorate their Christmas trees very lavishly. In this period, people just did anything and everything to over decorate their Christmas trees. There were just n limit and no balance and rhythm of the decorations and no harmony at all too.
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But the case would be different in the early 1900 AD period. There started a trend of making themes in order to decorate the Christmas trees. There would be an introduction of lots of themes including the color themes. There would be color themes for the Christmas for the decorations including ribbons, balls, toys, flowers, garlands and so on. The idea was to be implemented like an oriental tree or the Egyptian one. So every good thing comes to an end. These types of trees were some of the last Christmas trees that could be called great. Queen Victoria died in the year of 1903 AD and along with her death, the nation and people all over the country mourned. Therefore, the fine Christmas trees with fine and lavish decorations were not seen or they were not relevant after this mourning.
Gradually Christmas trees were being a culture into many parts of America. With the immigration of the Germans and the German Hessian soldiers came the tradition and the widespread of use of Christmas trees during Christmas. They spread their culture and customs among the American people. This occurred around the eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century, Cattle Barons who was from Britain introduced their culture and customs in Texas. In the meantime, the east coast society was interested in the Christmas tree customs of the English court. The people of Europe traveled places and with them, they carried their customs and traditions of having Christmas trees at home decorated beautifully for Christmas. This happened during the 19th century.
Now following culture was not easy because the materials were not easily available in shabby and poorer towns of the West. So this compelled people to make their own decoration at home. They innovated many ways to make decorations. They used to pierce materials like tin in order to make lights and lanterns that would hold candles. So this would make the light shine through the small piercings of the tin cans. Not only these, they made lots of crafts with cuttings, stitching and gluing things together. They were enjoying arts and crafts with decorations. The shops and stores in the market wanted to sell magazines with lots of pictures, cotton wool, titles that were imported from Germany. The most popular piece of decoration that people in Pennsylvania would keep under their Christmas tree was the Christmas crib. This highly reflected their religious beliefs.
Meanwhile in the Britain, after the death of Queen Victoria, the culture and the tradition of the Christmas tree somehow was being ignored and not practiced. The real essence of decorating Christmas trees died and needed to be revived. Some families in some communities did keep large tinsel shrewChristmas trees for Christmas mainly because they would be easier to keep it on their table. These types of tinsel shrew trees were easily available in many sizes. Among these, the most popular ones were the goose feather trees. The goose feather tree was first produced in Germany in the year of 1880 AD. This artificial tree was made for the sole purpose of stopping the mass destruction of the fir trees in Germany during the festival of Christmas.
With the production and the popularity of artificial Christmas trees, there were many companies who wanted to mass produce artificial Christmas trees to grow their business. So in America, a famous company called the Addis Brush Company produced the first brush trees. The technology and the machines were the same that they used to make their toilet brushes. This was more advantageous than the goose feather trees because the brush trees were able to carry heavier decorations. Germany faced great problems because of the licensing and exporting policies. This occurred after the year of 1918 AD. This affected their economy greatly during Christmas as they were not being able to export their decorative goods to other countries for Christmas.
So, this time was advantageous for countries like Japan and America. They made heavy profits with the export of lights that people used to decorate their Christmas trees. The famous company named the Britain’s Tom Smith Cracker Company started to export the goods of Christmas for over thirty years. They even started to mass produce artificial Christmas trees but only for a short period of time. Slowly there came a time of Christmas revival in the Great Britain. It was the year of the 1930 AD which renewed the Dickensian nostalgia. The things that became very much popular in the year of the 1840 AD were the Christmas cards that were spotted with crinoline ladies who wore warm muffs and beautiful bonnets. And then with this fashion revival, the spirit of Christmas trees also revived.