People still love the tradition of real, natural trees in their homes for the holidays. This tradition dates back to 1500 A.D. The first Christmas trees were decorated with roses cut from paper, apples, wafers, sugar candies and candles. Later, cookies in the shapes of angels, hearts, and animals replaced the wafers. Todays decorations vary with individual tastes. They include special ornaments, garlands and bright lights.
Natural Christmas trees are used everywhere in both home and commercial decoration. They are used in all types of indoor and outdoor displays. The White House has a number of natural Christmas trees.