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The winter season would not be complete without this gorgeous picture, brilliant lights on a tiled tree, but not just the Christmas tree deserves such a great attention.
From ancient myths to modern traditions, we present some of the most popular decorations for
the season.

Madness after conifers
Conifers do not lose their color or lose their needles in the winter. Their green color is perfect for holiday celebrations. Spruce, fir and other varieties can be found throughout the year in abundance.
Trees are a physical memory of the force that went through the long winter, but they also had spiritual meanings just before they became associated with the Christian feast. The Vikings used flower wreaths and brought whole trees to their homes to be protected from evil spirits that brought the cold.
Similar traditions by the ancient tribes in what is today the modern day, Germany eventually turned into what we know as the Christmas Tree. German Christians have adopted the tradition of bringing home the coniferous trees and decorating them with apples to symbolize the Garden of Eden, as well as other edible decorations such as nuts and biscuits. Eventually candles, angels and other ornaments were added. The tradition of early Christmas trees, formerly known as "paradise trees," was brought with the Germans when they began to emigrate elsewhere in the world. He remained largely a strange custom in their new countries and was only 300 years later, becoming a more universally accepted Christmas symbol. Queen Victoria of England encouraged her husband, Prince Albert, to put a tree in the palace, as he had when he was a young man in Germany.

Holly Berry
Similar to the pine, the hollies retain their brightness during the winter season. It is also a popular adornment for the winter solstice rituals and celebrations. Hollie was considered the sacred plant of Saturn, the god of agriculture and time in ancient Rome.
The mistletoe was another sacred plant for the druids of antiquity. They thought they could protect them against thunder, lightning, and other evil. Cutting the forest mistletoe was a sacred event made by the Druids. The Celts believed that it had great healing powers; in fact, the word vulture in Ancient Celtic means "everything heals." It has become a universal symbol of protection and good fortune for anyone who might have it.
The modern tradition of kissing under the mistletoe could have been transmitted from the northern myth of Frigga, the goddess of love. Frigga was Balder's mother, the Summer Sun God. The story says that after Balder had a dream about his death, Frigga became so frightened that she went to every element, plant and animal on the earth and asked them to make a promise not to hurt her son, but Loki realized that he had forgotten the lower visor, and so he formed an arrow with it on top. He gave it to the winter god, Hoder, who shot Balder in his heart. Frigga cried so bitterly that her tears became white berries, and finally her love restored him. She was so overwhelmed by the joy of returning that she kissed anyone who had crossed the tree where the grapes were growing.

Festive Petals!
Even if Poinsettia plants make flower, red flowers are actually colored leaves called bracts. Cynthia, small red, yellow and green flowers are found in the center surrounded by red bracelets. For a festive alternative, try Amaryllis. The shape of the petals reflects the star-shaped leaves, and the red and deep white varieties make it a perfect centerpiece for holiday display.

The Christmas Rose
The Christmas Rose, the name being based on the fact that it is capable of blossoming in winter and has a holiday myth similar to that of the pointiste. Native to Europe and West Asia, the story says that a young shepherd shouted because he had nothing to offer to the child. An angel appeared and removed the snow from the earth to discover the perfect flowers of Helleborus that shone underneath.
These flowers are extremely resistant and continue to flourish during the winter and early spring. With a variety of ivory and ivory colors, helleborus is an excellent choice for both classical and modern styles.