Feather Tree History
Hey kids, gather around it's story time! Did you know the history of feather trees and where it all began? Well, once upon a time...
Feather Christmas trees were first created in Germany in 1880 and are regarded as one of the first types of artificial Christmas trees. These first artificial trees were, in part, a response to growing environmental concerns in the late 19th century concerning deforestation associated with the harvest of Christmas trees in Germany. The tradition of feather Christmas trees was brought to the United States by German immigrants in places such as Pennsylvania and Texas. Feather Christmas trees became popular during the early 20th century,and were sold by department stores in the United States.
In 2009, Angelwreaths took it to a whole new level and re-designed the new feather trees for the modern home. The design of form & function is contemporary, fuller in shape, comfortably soft, lightweight and can easily be decorated with ornaments festive for the holidays. A innovative feature of the Angelwreaths Christmas feather trees is that they are easy to set-up with no tools, and are quickly collapsible for easy storage. Silverio Baranda created this unique eco-friendly feather tree with the purpose of spreading awareness in saving real trees and eliminating the use of harmful artificial plastic trees. As Silverio would say, it's our own “American Feather Tree” -- a new tradition for a good cause.