Who Knew? First Christmas Tree Sold In 1851, Sears Had Artificial For .50 Cents

  • Trees are a relatively modern tradition in the United States.
  • The first real Christmas trees were sold commercially in the U.S. in 1851, “taken at random from the forests.”
  • Famous retailer and catalog company Sears Roebuck joined the trend in the 1880s, offering artificial Christmas trees for 50 cents to $1.
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