The Newest Christmas Tradition: Upside-Down Christmas Trees?

Believe it or not, but it seems like stores — and homes — are coming out with those straight from the ceiling in the weirdest way. We’re not kidding: many are looking into the Christmas tradition trending toward the upside down. Why?

Well, Actually There Are a Lot of Reasons Why Upside-Down Christmas upside-down christmas tree-1Trees Are Trending Everywhere

For one thing…it saves space! Think about it. Logistically, the traditional right-side-up Christmas tree defies all logic as in the Christmas season we’re all about the decorations. But placing that damn tree over in a corner can be a headache, not to mention you end up not having much room for presents on the floor.

An upside-down Christmas tree not only allows for more room for presents, but other decorative real estate for crèches and model train sets. Pretty nifty. Not to mention you can then place all your ornaments out of reach even better from your cats and toddlers.

That’s not all, though: the biggest, yet most hidden, reason why upside-down Christmas trees are trending so madly this season is the fact that this trend really isn’t very new. The “upside-down Christmas tree” actually happens to be one of the oldest customs originating from Eastern Europe, used widely during the Middle Ages.

The point of the upside-down Christmas tree was to symbolize the Holy Trinity. We’re not entirely sure how, though — but that was the idea. Middle Age Eastern European Christians all over believed in this so wholeheartedly until us practical folk of the modern age ended up looking at that weird upside-down spruce and figured something was wrong.

It Wasn’t Wrong, Though — and the Fact Is the Trend is a True Return to Old Form

May not be for everyone, though. So ask yourself that important question: what do you think? You want your tree hanging from the ceiling, basically? Or are we going to just stick with what works?

 

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