Fir Tree Green is the color of the stately fir tree, which remains green all year long. This color depicts the everlasting hope of mankind. Also the needles of the fir tree point heavenward symbolic of mans returning thoughts toward heaven.
Legend of the Christmas Tree
There is a legend that came down to us from the early days of Christianity in England. One of those helping to spread Christianity among the Druids was a monk named Wilfred.
One day surrounded by a group of his converts, he struck down a huge oak tree which in the Druid religion, was an object of worship. As it fell to the earth the oak tree split into four pieces and from its center sprung up a young fir tree. Wilfred turned to speak. This little tree shall be your Holy Tree tonight. It is the wood of peace for your houses are built of the fir. It is the sign of endless life for its leaves are evergreen. See how it points toward the heavens? Let this be called the tree of the Christ Child. Gather about it, not in the wilderness, but in your homes. There it will be surrounded by loving gifts and rites of kindness.
To this day, that is why the fir tree is one of our loveliest symbols of Christmas.
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