Go Out This Year With Bright Gold As Your Theme Color For Christmas December 24, 2020 – Posted in: Blog

Everyone loves to have a Christmas tree, especially where children are involved.  At this point in the month of December, decorating a tree is something the whole family can get involved with.  It also adds a certain sense of contentment to the home and we finally feel like the festive season has started.  However, have you ever thought about where this world tradition comes from? Or indeed, who was first to bring this decoration into our homes?



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It’s that time of year again – Christmas is just around the corner.  One of the first tell-tale signs is that Christmas trees start to pop up everywhere we look: in stores, in the streets, on the television and of course in people’s homes.

The Christmas tree has become one of the main symbols of the holiday season.


Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remain green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter.  Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows.  In many countries, it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year fall on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice.  Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak.  They celebrated the solstice because it meant that at last, the sun god would begin to get well.  Evergreen boughs reminded them of all the green plants that would grow again when the sun god was strong and summer would return.


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The ancient Egyptians worshipped a god called Ra, who had the head of a hawk and wore the sun as a blazing disk in his crown.  At the solstice, when Ra began to recover from the illness, the Egyptians filled their homes with green palm rushes which symbolized for them the triumph of life over death.

Early Romans marked the solstice with a feast called the Saturnalia in honour of Saturn, the god of agriculture. The Romans knew that the solstice meant that soon farms and orchards would be green and fruitful.  To mark the occasion, they decorated their homes and temples with evergreen boughs.

So maybe it is fair to say that the origins of the Christmas Tree started from many different places around the world.


Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.  Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if the wood was scarce.

It is a widely held belief that Martin Luther, the 16th-century Protestant reformer, first added lighted candles to a tree.  Walking toward his home one winter evening, composing a sermon, he was awed by the brilliance of stars twinkling amidst evergreens.  To recapture the scene for his family, he erected a tree in the main room and wired its branches with lighted candles.


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Most 19th-century Americans found Christmas trees an oddity.  The first record of one being on display was in the 1830s by the German settlers of Pennsylvania, although trees had been a tradition in many German homes much earlier.  The Pennsylvania German settlements had community trees as early as 1747.  But, as late as the 1840s Christmas trees were seen as pagan symbols and not accepted by most Americans.

It is not surprising that, like many other festive Christmas customs, the tree was adopted so late in America. To the New England Puritans, Christmas was sacred.  That stern solemnity continued until the 19th century when the influx of German and Irish immigrants undermined the Puritan legacy.

In 1846, the popular royals, Queen Victoria and her German Prince, Albert, were sketched in the Illustrated London News standing with their children around a Christmas tree.  Unlike the previous royal family, Victoria was very popular with her subjects, and what was done at court immediately became fashionable—not only in Britain but with fashion-conscious East Coast American Society. The Christmas tree had arrived.

By the 1890s Christmas, customized ornaments were arriving from Germany and Christmas tree popularity was on the rise.  It was noted that Europeans used small trees about four feet in height, while Americans liked their Christmas trees to reach from floor to ceiling.


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The early 20th century saw Americans decorating their trees mainly with homemade ornaments, while the German-American sect continued to use apples, nuts, and marzipan cookies.

Popcorn joined in after being dyed bright colours and interlaced with berries and nuts.

Electricity brought about Christmas lights, making it possible for Christmas trees to glow for days on end.

With this, Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country and having a Christmas tree in the home became a tradition.

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It’s no surprise that the most expensive tree in the world was put on display in the land of excess — the UAE.  The Emirates Palace hotel, the luxury Abu Dhabi hotel, in 2010, unveiled what is thought to be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, valued at more than $11 million.


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The 13-metre fake evergreen tree, located in the hotel’s lobby, was decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights.  However, clearly not satisfied with just that, the hotel also hoisted watches, necklaces and solid gold bracelets.  In hindsight, for a hotel that provides automatic machines to sell gold bars and the use of a private jet, an $11.4 million Christmas tree is no big deal.


Achieve a complete holiday look even in small areas with customized tabletop gold Christmas trees.  Tabletop Gold Christmas trees come with the same attention to detail as our traditional full-sized trees.  Gold Christmas trees also feature the same highly realistic foliage as their larger counterparts. You can enjoy the beauty of nature while saving up on space.   Pair your full-sized tree with its charming miniature version for a coordinated set-up.

To make a bigger impact, you can also place multiple tabletop trees of varying heights together.  We have compact trees that come in sets of two or three to help you create a visually interesting display.   Whether used alone or in sets, decorative trees instantly brighten up indoors.  Aside from your home, small trees also open ways to keep the Christmas spirit alive in limited spaces like office cubicles.

Spruce Up Small Spaces With Beautiful Tabletop Gold  Christmas Trees.


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If you are looking for something unique, then this golden tree will add a magical touch to any home. Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season.  You can get customized gold Christmas trees at AuGrav, which comes with a height of 2-3 feet pricing around 10 lakhs.  Get a customized gold tree and each one is beautiful in their own way. 


The traditional red and gold is a favourite by most households as the colours gold and red are colours that symbolise fire – warmth – which is what we need to stay cosy and warm throughout the cold winter season.  

The colours are also a symbol of one of the presents that were given to the Baby Jesus (Gold), it is also the colour of the star that led the Three Wise Men to the Baby Jesus.

White and gold represent purity and peace within cultures – as well as white representing the colour of snow, something very Christmassy! While gold can represent wealth and good health. 

When it comes to decorating your tree with golden decorations, we can often find ourselves going a little crazy with the number of decorations we add. Switching up the variety in decoration will give your Christmas tree a well thought out, chic look to it. 


When decorating your Christmas tree with baubles you can choose metallic, shiny gold Christmas baubles or matte golden baubles.  It is a matter of personal preference. However, if you have the chance and option of having both, add both onto the tree.  Mix and match the metallic with the matte gold baubles, this will add more texture to your tree as well as variety in colours of gold. 

You could even get glitter gold baubles, these will shine and reflect the light from your Christmas lights all around the room, as though twinkling stars are in your home. 


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It is the same with the white or red baubles, these can be matte or metallic or even glittery, as they will add to the variety within textures and colours on the Christmas tree. 

Although, if you want the gold to stand out more, make the golden decorations more on the extravagant side by this we mean if you have glittery gold baubles don’t put any red or white glitter baubles up, that way the gold will stand out more.


There are a vast amount of different hanging ornaments you can put on your Christmas tree.  Some could be family ornaments passed down through generations and some could be brand new to your collection. 

Having a gold theme helps narrow down what you want on your tree by seeing what sort of ornaments you have available. Much like the baubles, add a mix and match of gold, silver and red or white to your tree, however, make sure the more extravagant, unique ornaments are red or white with different textures.


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Whereas the smaller and more dainty ornaments are gold, that way you have your pop of colour with the red and white, while the gold is more hidden so to say so you have to look for them and appreciate them more. 


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Or, if you still want the gold to be the main focus of the tree, have only gold baubles, in the different textures and varieties and only put up red or white hanging ornaments, that way all the ornaments are admired and nothing is missed. 

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To add more texture to your Christmas Tree add tinsel or popcorn garlands, or even both if you are feeling adventurous.  Customized Golden tinsel will add the same effect as the gold bauble with your Christmas lights, the light will reflect off of your tinsel and create the effect of twinkling lights all around the room. At the same time as adding more texture to your tree, making it look realistic and 3D rather than flat and 2D. 


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The popcorn garland adds the same effect of texture, as well as it being a great DIY task for the family to do together when decorating your tree!


Sticking with the garland theme, replace tinsel and fairy lights with a popcorn and cranberry garland.


1.  First pop the kernels.  Save one bowl for the DIY and one bowl to snack on while you’re making it.

2. Layout the popcorn and cranberries in the pattern that you want to follow. It’s easier to start and finish with a piece of popcorn.

3. Take a length of thread that’s a little longer than the length you want the garland.

4. Push the needle and thread through the first piece of popcorn and then wrap it around and tie a loose, but secure, double knot.


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5. Continue to thread through your pieces of popcorn and cranberries in the pattern that you’ve chosen.

6. Once you’ve reached the last piece of popcorn, thread it through and then tie the string back around and into a double knot as you did with the first.

7. You can wrap it around the tree as you would with tinsel and it’ll last the whole season.


If you are doing a golden theme with gold Christmas tree decor, go for the yellow/gold Christmas lights.  These lights will compliment your decorations perfectly, adding that warm feel to your tree.  The lights will add a glowing feel to the tree rather than the harsh ice white lights that will not compliment your decorations as well. 


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You may choose to add the white lights, as they will make the decorations stand out that little bit more and make the contrast to the rest of your decorations. 


The most popular Christmas tree toppers would have to be a Christmas Tree Angel and a Christmas Tree Star.  This is due to the tradition and story of the Birth of Christ. The Three Wise Men were guided by the Star in the sky and the Angel Gabriel.  Both symbols of guidance to the Baby Jesus. 

Once again, it is a complete matter of personal preference what you put on top of your tree, it may not even be a star or angel but it is completely your choice. However, if you do put an angel or star, make them golden.   Unless they too are a family heirloom then don’t add to it or change it, keep the tradition going if you so wish. 


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The Gold Star and Angel act like the icing on a cake but with your Christmas Tree. A gold star reflects the lights for all around the room creating a glowing effect as well as a reflection of the light that yet again makes the room look as though there are stars all around – if your star is reflective. 

The Angel normally wears a white dress and then has golden decor and accessories covering it.  Standing tall and proud as family and friends gather around the tree admiring the decorations. 


If you intend to decorate your Christmas tree this weekend or even if you already have, the next time you look at it take some time to reflect on not just the meaning of Christmas but why we all take this festive tradition so seriously.  After all, this is the season of goodwill to all men and the Christmas tree really does play its part in the whole event.

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