Do you buy a decorate a Christmas Tree even if you are not a Christian?
I see eatery outlets and friends who are not Christians, decorate fake Christmas tree just for the joy. I admire them. Do you do the same?
The eatery outlets will have Christians - and others who celebrate it, not only Christians do - as customers. So they most likely put the tree up for the customers.
Also, in the US it probably began as a tradition for this day many years ago. Since then there have been changes in religions and our people who live here.
i see, so maybe the owners are christians or majority of the customers are christians. Do you decorate the real or fake tree?
I have a 24" fake tree since I live alone and maybe the only guests I would have are my brother and his girlfriend. Besides, the decorations are still packed somewhere from the last move.
So you didn't decorate the tree this year? I don't have one
Not this year. The tree is in the closet and I could have made some simple decorations for it but Christmas sneaked up on me this year since I have been so busy.
yeah, too busy with your work eh? I prefer to watch those tall Xmas trees well decorated at shopping malls
I do not go to malls anymore, I only go to Publix and WalMart. Maybe Home Depot.
The Christmas tree is not a religious symbol at all. I am quasi Christian and my husband is Roman Catholic and we do not put up a tree. The main reasons for that is one..it is stored in the crawlspace and neigther of us loke t go under there. The other one is we have cats...enuf said about that one! We have a new kitty that we just adopted--actually left here and we just do not like the mess of getting everthing out and then putting it away.
I see that it is a big chore to put up and back while the cat is around too
Try 6 cats. That is how many that I have and 5 live in the house most of the time.
gosh 6 cats will cause chaos in the house. No wonder you don't put up the Xmas tree
Today, most people in Britain don’t celebrate Christmas for its religion but because it’s a festive tradition reinforced by also being a public holiday.
A large percentage of the British population is not religious (25.7%), compared to America where it’s only 15%. And more striking, only 59% of Britain’s are Christians, compared to 73% in America (2011 and 2012 surveys).
Yet most Britain’s celebrate Christmas, including buying and decorating Christmas trees, just as much as anyone else.
Years ago we bought a real Christmas tree rooted in a pot, which we keep in the garden and each Christmas bring into our conservatory for decorating; it’s now grown to about 5ft tall, and still growing slowly, its growth restricted by being potted.
I have a "holiday" tree. The idea of decorating trees for the winter solstice or Yule (particularly pine trees) dates back to Pagan times. In fact, it didn't even become a tradition to have a decorated tree indoors in the United States until the late 1800's.
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