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Botanical Christmas legends
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:40 PM

By Kylee Baumlee

In less than a week, another Christmas Day will be upon us and we’ll celebrate in ways familiar to many, and with those known only to our particular families.

That’s part of the charm that this time of year holds for many of us, isn’t it? We keep traditions going, year after year, and it’s as important to us as teaching our kids to say please and thank you.

Even those who don’t practice the Christian faith will acknowledge the holiday in some way. Decorated trees glimmer with lights and can be seen in homes where God’s very existence is questioned. The custom of putting up a tree at Christmas is believed by some to have begun with Martin Luther.