For me, part of the fun of Carter’s Christmas book is learning about the origins of some of our Christmas traditions. For instance, did you know that long ago, before the advent of Christianity, Europeans decorated their homes with evergreens at this time of year? As time passed and Christianity spread, evergreen trees in homes became popular at Christmastime in Germany. German immigrants helped bring the tradition to the United States. You can find out much more about the fascinating history of Christmas trees here.
Whether you celebrate Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or some combination thereof, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a very happy new year!