Monday, December 24, 2018

CHANDLER'S TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS TREE





Every time I see this it fascinates me. Tumbleweeds make a beautiful Christmas tree.Just don't touch. How did it get started? Read below.

History of the Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

In 1957, Chandler resident Earl Barnum raised the idea of a tumbleweed tree after he saw a similar one in Indiana built out of cone-shaped chicken wire with pine boughs stuck in the holes. Members of the community helped create the first tree in Chandler using tumbleweeds that they gathered from around town.
Since then, this annual tradition has blossomed into a must-see attraction for Christmastime visitors to Arizona, featuring some of the best talent and most dazzling displays of lights in the region, and the parade started just a few years after the first tumbleweed tree was constructed and has since grown into a city-wide event.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL 

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

8 comments:

  1. Lovely photo Beverly, have a great Christmas and thanks for your continued support over my trials and tribulations.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I know your Christmas will not be the best, Yvonne, but remembering the good ones, the beauty, the fun, and the love helps me. Hugs and prayers to you. I'm always here to listen.

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  2. Amazing how things can just start from one person and an idea. Hope a great christmas is had at your pad.

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    1. They sure can, Pat. This idea really caught my attention. Merry Christmas to you.

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  3. Very cool, Beverly. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a blessed holiday season and Happy New Year!

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  4. Thank you, Karin. May the new year bring you peace and happiness.

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  5. Love the video of the tree coming together and being created. I have never seen a tumbleweed in person. It is amazing to think about people collecting them for the first tree. Your book is a treat and perfect for the holiday season. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
    ~Jess

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    1. I thought it was neat, Jess. People sometimes do weird things. The tree turned out nice though. Thanks for your kind words. Have a Happy New Yeah.

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