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By Betty Vanderwielen

Christmas Trees and How They Have Grown


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Though almost every Christmas tree uses some form of electric lights, the huge variety of ornaments and garlands and special decorations is what makes every family's Christmas tree unique.

SEELEY LAKE – Decorated trees are an almost indispensable part of modern Christmas festivities. Where did the custom originate? Why do people perpetuate it? And to what extremes has it been carried?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most expensively decorated Christmas tree was erected and displayed in the hotel atrium of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in 2010. Amid traditional lights and ornaments, the 43-foot artificial evergreen tree was adorned with necklaces, earrings, watches and other pieces of jewelry. A total of 181 gems – diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphi...

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