I have been reading my great great grandmothers journal off and on. It has been very interesting. She wrote about her everyday life and the things they did. I like to think about those days and to try and picture them as they went about their routines. I came across this very interesting, or at least interesting to the people of Hamburg, paragraph where she says an Aunt Lydia helped to decorate the first Christmas tree that was ever decorated in Hamburg. This was in the year 1866. I wished she would have elaborated more and told where this tree was and just more information about it.
So….assuming this is correct, Hamburg’s first decorated Christmas tree was in 1866!
Here is the paragraph, you can click on it to make it bigger.
I thought it would be neat to make something as a little reminder of this fact, so this is what I did.
Now every year when I dig out my Christmas things, I will always be reminded of this long ago event.