Posted on December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
According to Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Online, the first documentation of a Christmas tree in the United States is found in a diary account of Matthew Zahm of Lancaster in 1821. An entry in Zahm's diary indicates he cut down an evergreen on December 20, 1821 "on the hill at Kendrick's saw mill" to use as a Christmas tree.
Even more fun, this year My Growing Traditions has been creating a board on Pinterest of Christmas Traditions. There, over and over again, we have found and pinned photographs of various renditions of "Bringing the Tree Home," including a photograph of the proverbial vintage red 1941 Ford pickup with a Christmas wreath on the grill and a tree in the back. Scroll down the board and you will find many different versions on a theme that is such an important Christmas tradition for many of us.