Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Observed annually on every December 30th, the Falling Needles Family Fest Day calls our attention to the Christmas tree that has been the symbol of our Christmas hope! After being watered, cared for and decorated a few days before Christmas Day, it’s finally time to take it down when the needles start falling gently one after the other!
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Why Falling Needles Family Fest Day?
The Falling Needles Family Fest Day can be thought of as an honorary adieu for its service this Christmas season! With Christmas being the popularly celebrated festivals across the globe it is no brainer to imagine that almost all houses or communities would have a Christmas tree each.
The Christmas tree is usually one of the evergreen conifers – the spruce, fir, or pine depending on the region you live in. After surviving on the water and limited soil, the Christmas tree begins to slowly shed its needles signifying its time is about to end.
The Falling Needles Family Fest Day reminds us to care for our environment. You can send them to the local zoo to feed them to giraffes and zebras. The Christmas trees are also used as fish furniture in lake bottoms across the nation. The Fish and Game Departments use them to create fish-friendly habitats. Many of your Christmas trees are used to reduce wind erosion at the beaches and also stabilize the dunes for the communities at the beach. Else you could also drop them off at your local power plants where they will be converted to mulch and used to generate electricity.
These Christmas trees commonly end up in your garbage trucks or rotting in your backyards not benefiting anyone. To keep the Christmas spirit alive of giving and caring for everyone, the founders of Wellcat Holidays also founded the Falling Needles Family Fest Day to encourage you to think of ways to recycle your Christmas tree! According to them, the falling needles need to be enjoyed with friends and family and think about recycling your Christmas tree after the festivities are over.
How Can We Observe Falling Needles Family Fest Day?
- Watch the Needles fall away!
Wrap yourself warm on your couch and witness the needles falling away this Falling Needles Family Fest Day!
- Invite family and friends for a final dance!
Bid farewell to your Christmas tree by dancing around and watching the needles fall away with friends and family before proceeding to undecorate your tree!
- Let your tree become new bird homes!
Instead of throwing it away after Christmas, put it in your yard for little birds to stay! You could also use them to hang bird food to feed your bird friends!
- Donate your tree for mulching or use it for your garden!
You could use the tree as a mulch for your garden! Else simply donate it to any of the mulching programs available in your locality.
- Share your Falling Needles Family Fest Day tips on social media!
Create awareness about Falling Needles Family Fest Day by encouraging family and friends to enjoy the falling needles and also to recycle their trees with the best possible options than throwing them away! Use #FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay to share all your posts today!
Interesting Facts About Falling Needles Family Fest Day:
Here are some interesting Christmas tree facts!
- The Christmas trees are hanged upside down for Christmas decor in Poland
- More than 30 million Christmas trees are purchased by Americans each year
- Christmas trees are commonly farmed across all states of America except New Mexico, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
- Dyed goose feathers and wires were used initially to create artificial Christmas trees
- At the end of the late 17th century, the puritans of England banned Christmas trees as it was considered a heathen practice
- The Christmas trees were popularized by Queen Victoria in 1848.
- It is a popular belief in Germany that putting up Christmas tree just before the Christmas eve is considered to bring bad luck
- The tradition of worshiping evergreen trees dates back to 2000 years and beyond
- Christmas trees are home to thousands of insects and microorganisms
- The Christmas tree tradition began with the Germans and the German Americans decorated it with nuts, marzipan cookies, and apples!
History of Falling Needles Family Fest Day:
The Falling Needles Family Fest Day was founded by the celebrity couple Ruth and Thomas Roy of wellcat.com to create awareness about recycling your Christmas tree! This day is celebrated as an unofficial fun holiday!