Jenna Mindel here, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year! I had to share a picture of my Christmas Tree this year. Looking up the history of the Christmas trees online, I was glad to see more than simply pagan traditions. Christians in Germany around the 16th century were credited with starting the decorated evergreen tree tradition and Martin Luther is said to have been the first to add candles.
Every year, I drag my husband into the woods or the tree farm not far from our house to cut down a tree. I love the process of hunting for that special one. You know, the one that whispers... "take me home." LOL.
In fact, I paid homage to searching for a Christmas tree in my latest Love Inspired release, His Montana Homecoming. It was really fun writing about it too.
(I also love reading Christmas tree scenes!)
So what's your Christmas tree tradition? Do you go real? Artificial? One or many? What kind of ornaments do you prefer?
I'd love to know here but also, if you email me through my website at www.jennamindel.com, you'll be entered in a drawing for a copy of "His Montana Homecoming."
Thank you and Merry Christmas!