New trend, upside down Christmas Trees


(CNN)– Many people spend part of their Thanksgiving weekend decorating for the holidays.

Instead of putting a tree up this year, a lot of people may be doing things in reverse.

It’s the trend that’s turning holiday decorating, upside down, and at first glance is also turning some heads.

“It’s kind of unique,” said Owen Burgess

Upside down Christmas trees are showing up in AD fliers, magazines, even mentions from Martha Stewart and singer Ariana Grande.

“But despite the fact that it’s being described as a hot, new decorating trend – this is actually a tradition that’s been, hanging around for centuries,” said Kent Wainscott.

The Milwaukee Public Museum has had in its European Village Holiday Display for four decades.

Jake Schweitzer says the tree’s tradition dates back to the 7th century, first as a religious symbol representing the Holy Trinity.

“In some Eastern European countries would have a tree upside down, and also had the practical sense of allowing more living space during the winter season,” said Schweitzer

At Mileager’s in Racine County, owner Kris Reisdorf say they’re a big hit with customers.

“They come in and say, oh, my goodness. They have the upside down trees,” Reisdorf said.

And they’re not just in her store. Reisdorf has also decorated her home from the ceiling down.

“I just thought it would be a fun way to show off, basically to show off the ornaments,” Reisdorf said.

But as one might expect, an upside Christmas Tree, isn’t for everyone.

“With my decorator, I don’t think so,” said Burgess.

Still, whether it’s for their novel look, or maybe a more practical reason…

“I think I would, because it would be easier to vacuum under,” said Wasserburger.

Don’t be surprised to see more of these trees hanging around for the holidays.


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