THE CHRISTMAS TREE RUG
The Christmas tree in Denmark can be traced back to 1808, when countess Wilhelmine Holstein of Holsteinborg Castle near Skælskør allegedly was the first person to introduce the tradition of decorating the tree.
Since then, Christmas has truly become a time when special traditions and rituals are allowed to flourish. Decisions regarding Christmas decorations, the choice of Christmas menu or the Christmas carols to be sung on 24 December for example, are rarely left to chance. Furthermore, the Christmas tree is often subject to certain traditions, which should be followed so that Christmas Eve feels exactly right.
Christmas stars, hearts and baubles are some of the decorative items that have a certain symbolic value at Christmas time, but there are also many who attach particular importance to the Christmas tree rug
. The rug may not be the first thing you notice when it is lying in its place under the Christmas tree, but it's a permanent feature of the Christmas decorations, which are often handed down through generations. Some Christmas tree rugs are even homemade and can last for several lifetimes.