Recently, I ran across an upside Christmas tree being sold at Kohl’s and thought it a bit odd. For those who know me, it isn’t surprising that I went on the hunt online to find out if this was an anti-Christian symbol much like the upside down cross.
To my surprise the two didn’t connect and in most informational articles I ran across, the upside down Christmas tree was the original way of decorating with one. Still I think it looks rather odd which I’m sure is the fact that I’m not used to seeing it that way. Give me time, I warm up after awhile to new ideas and trends sometimes.
According to legend, the original Christmas tree was used as a symbol of religious devotion by Christian missionaries who used the evergreen to express the Trinity – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christmas trees were originally hung upside down to emphasize to anyone who viewed the tree in their home knew it was more than a nice decoration.
What do you think about upside down Christmas trees? Do they appeal to you?