Tuesday

The Danish Christmas tree - flags, drums...


The family Wensien, Christmas 1910
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Vintage Danish Christmas tree ornaments
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In Scandinavia it is a tradition to decorate our
Christmas trees with our own flags. Here in Denmark
it started in the mid-1800s where 'national Christmas
decorations' - like flags - became very popular. After
the war in 1864 (between Denmark and Germany)
'war Christmas decorations' like drums and trumpets
started to show up - and we still use these
types of ornaments....

In my childhood home we also had red and white
candle lights on our tree...the colours of our flag.


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A family danses around the Christmas tree,
Allinge, Bornholm, 1914
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Kirsten Thomsens and the Christmas tree 1916, Gentofte
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Christmas, early 1900s at Jens Jensens' home.
This tree is actually decorated with Danish flags,
as well as Swedish and Norwegian flags
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by Flemming B. Jeppesen
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Christmas, 1900

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