Traveling down the streets of Lake Oswego this season is just beautiful. Holiday lights and decor put a smile on my face as I do my local shopping. Many of us will be out this week end bringing home fresh trees to decorate during our Trim a Tree party. Where did that tradtion from from?
Martin Luther, a German theologian, is thought to have popularized the concept. On a brisk, clear Christmas Eve, Luther was walking home under a bright, starry sky, which was so beautiful that he wanted to recreate its beauty for his children. His idea was to decorate a large evergreen with glowing candles, a custom we still honor today, but a bit safer with glowing strings of lights.
To our friends and families of Lake Oswego, Merry Christmas.