The Christmas tree tradition is a key element of the whole celebration, a wonderfully decorated tree being the centrepiece of the living room. There are many different ways to decorate the tree: old-fashioned with real candles or London lanterns, bright and brash, multi-coloured, discreet or with one’s very own personal touch with handmade items, such as knitted dolls and straw stars. Others treasure tree decorations sent to them from friends and relatives abroad, such as wooden figures made by American Indians, from Scandinavia or the Erzgebirge region of eastern Germany. Beautifully designed and lovingly made, with great attention to detail, such decorations bestow a very special charm to a Nordmann Classic fir.