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Legend tells us that the first Christmas trees originated with the famous reformer, Martin Luther back in the early 1500s. He was strolling through a forest in northern Germany one evening. Struck by the beauty of the moonlight shining on the fir trees, he went home determined to recreate the moment for his children. He brought a fir tree into the house and decorated it with candles. And so, the legend of the first decorated Christmas tree was born.