Portal Christmas Tree

Geeks with more time than money on their hands might want to try to create their own Christmas tree this year, rather than go out and buy expensive decorations. On a similar note, did you know that several cities in the US with German connections lay claim to that country’s first Christmas tree? That’s right, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, claims that a Hessian soldier put up a Christmas tree in 1777 while imprisoned at the Noden-Reed House, while the “First Christmas Tree in America” is also claimed by Easton, Pennsylvania, where German settlers purportedly erected a Christmas tree in 1816. In his diary, Matthew Zahm of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recorded the use of a Christmas tree in 1821, leading Lancaster to also lay claim to the first Christmas tree in America. Continue reading for more cool DIY Christmas trees that geeks would love.

Creative Christmas Trees

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