No, you haven't had too much egg nog. This Christmas tree is really upside down!
Evoking a 12th-century Central European tradition of hanging an artificial Christmas tree from the ceiling, the unique inverted design of the upside down tree is now mainly used to decorate in less spacious areas.
Economy of space
The upside Christmas tree's tapering shape allows the tree to stand in places that do not accommodate a traditional tree, such as between two chairs or in a corner. You can easily walk around the base of the upside down Christmas tree and the extra space underneath allows more room for the accumulation of presents!
According to legend, upside-down Christmas trees originated with an English monk who used the triangle shape of the fir to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity. Some 12th-century Christians started hanging fir trees upside down in their homes as a sign of their faith, a practice that eventually faded into obscurity. Now, upside down Christmas trees - eye catching shapes draw attention from crowds of shoppers.
Besides allowing more space at the bottom, the inverted shape of the upside down Christmas tree makes it easier to see and hang ornaments. The ornaments beautifully hang from the needles and do not get lost in the foliage.
Many shapes and sizes available
The most popular upside down Christmas trees is the 7-foot size, but you can purchase one smaller or larger. You can also buy an upside down Christmas tree with pre lit Christmas lights for added convenience. For extra stability, the upside down Christmas tree has a weighted base to prevent tipping and leaning.
An upside down Christmas tree is a unique option with a storied past...