This maze is in honor of the beloved tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree almost didn’t make it to America because the Puritans didn’t approve of them. We can thank the German immigrants for bringing the traditional with them to the new world.
The origin of the Christmas tree dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Roman’s winter solstice celebrations. The Christmas tree as we know it is credited to the 16th century German Christians. Legend has it that the Protestant reformer Martin Luther was the first to add candles to the trees but that’s debated.
In the eighteen hundreds Pennsylvania German immigrants introduced the Christmas tree to America. Most Americans thought the trees to be peculiar and some felt it was Pagan. It wasn’t until Queen Victoria was shown with a Christmas tree that the tradition caught on. It’s been a staple in American’s houses ever since then.
This is the third Christmas tree maze I created. Last year I made an artificial Christmas tree and a real tree maze but I wasn’t satisfied with either maze so this is a redo. Below is last year’s mazes and I had fun creating it but felt I could improve.
I’ve been asked before to post my mazes without the colored pencil so that people can choose to color the maze themselves or navigate easier. Below is the link to this maze without color if that’s your preference. I’d love feedback if this is something people enjoy or not.
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