Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? Reasons, History And Fun Facts

1. Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to the middle of the 17th century.

2. 10.9 million artificial trees were purchased in the United States in 2012.

3. Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890.