The German tree features candles to represent the lights of the trees. The crystals showcase the snow and ice of the winter season. The angels represent the religious component to the Christmas holiday. Gingerbread represents the tree as the famous treats of Germany. The nutcrackers and Hummels, too, originated in Germany. In this country, Christmas is a time to bring family together and celebrate love with hearty Christmas meals. Christmas Day feasts often include roasted pig, spaetzles (dumplings), bread, nut strudel, gingerbread, chocolate and homemade wine.
Tree decorated on behalf of the German Day Associations of the Chicagoland German Community, a special thank you to the Family of Helen E. Meiszner, the Csapo Family, LaCour Family + friends.