Samantha’s Christmas Tree

Three weeks until Christmas! Time to feature another historical Christmas tree! This week my mom and I made Samantha’s tree from 1904 with a homemade touch. In Samantha’s Surprise she is put out because she isn’t allowed to decorate the house with her own homemade decorations. When Grandmary found out that Cornelia, her future daughter-in-law, would be coming for Christmas, she hired professionals. No professionals here, though, so Samantha’s tree is decorated with ribbons, lace, and paper hearts! Like Cécile’s tree last week, Samantha’s tree probably would have used candles for illumination, since electric Christmas lights were still very expensive in the early 1900s. You can read a very entertaining article about the history of Christmas lights here. Her tree is also decorated with Christmas baubles, which were as popular then as they are now, and a doll-sized nutcracker even made an appearance ($1 from the dollar store!). I can’t believe there are only three weeks until Christmas. I am taking a leaf out of Samantha’s book this year and am making all of my Christmas gifts. It’s been keeping me very busy, but I am excited to give gifts with a personal touch! 


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Fawn says:

    Samantha’s tree is so pretty. I love the homemdae decorations.


    1. Emily says:

      Thank you! It was fun to make!


  2. Flo says:

    Love all these different trees, so much fun!


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