Wishing you and yours, a very Merry Christmas!

Each year 35 million American

families bring a Real Christmas

Tree into their homes to become

a warm and glowing part of their

holiday celebration.
  
In 1842 Charles Minnegerode

introduced the custom in Williamsburg, Virginia.  His tree was described as "splendidly decorated" with strings of popcorn, gilded nuts, and lighted candles.  The fourteenth president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was the first president to set up a Christmas tree in the White House. 

The enduring tree symbol remains a firmly established part of our holiday Customs, engaging not only our senses of sight, touch, and smell but also our sense of family, spirit, and tradition.

The Real Tree Tradition