World’s second oldest Christmas Tree

This little “Log Cabin” was made from my great grandmother’s Christmas Tree in 1888. It was fashioned after the style used in Colorado Mining Camps. My grandparents were married in September of that year. Later, they moved to Butte, Montana and lived there for ten years. My great grandfather was a mineral assayer.

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114 comments on “World’s second oldest Christmas Tree

  1. A true treasure with a real human story and real history too! Very precious Indeed Lance! Thanks!

  2. Mindsplint says:

    That touches…. 💗

  3. lesbellessources has said it all – a treasure, indeed! ❤️❤️😎

  4. Hélène Vaillant says:

    It is beautifully constructed. What a treasure you have.

  5. Michelle says:

    This is so neat!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    It’s so beautiful

  7. beatrice841129783 says:

    Précieux cet héritage sentimental

  8. Amazing, Precious, Incredible!

  9. Silent Hour says:

    Beautiful and with a story to tell!

  10. RM Weldon says:

    A blessing that comes with historical memories. What a lovely gift to share. Thank you.

  11. RoseMarie says:

    Wow! What an amazingly beautiful and tangible memory to have! Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. JOY journal says:

    What a testament to good sentiment! Thanks for reading JOY Journal!!

  13. allenrizzi says:

    That’s a great little piece of history. Make sure it stays in the family.

  14. kutukamus says:

    That’s what I call a real made-of-tree log cabin 🙂

  15. Lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas, Lance.

  16. ortensia says:

    That is a treasure to keep.

  17. Lexiboyce says:

    This is awesome! I love it! I’m sure you do as well.

  18. How deeply satisfying to have such a meaningful family keepsake from an age long gone. Not to mention the skill involved in crafting an accurate replica of a log cabin from the branches of a Christmas tree. Obviously creativity runs in your family. Thank you for sharing both cherished family memento and memories.

  19. cath says:

    What a lovely heirloom. Lucky you, and thanks for sharing it.

  20. Muito lindo o artesanato. É uma grande recordação.

  21. What a lovely gift that your family held onto this gem! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Just beautiful.

  22. librepaley8 says:

    What a charming artefact to have inherited.

  23. What a precious treasure!!

  24. Josh says:

    Priceless Possession! Piece from History 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  25. efge63 says:

    Thank you for sharing this “treasure” my new friend!!

    I wish you Merry Christmas to you and all your family!!

    Nico Julleza
    Each Christmas Time
    ∙∙∙◦◦•◎•◦◦∙∙∙
    Every year to me, now and then
    Families and hollies filled with merriment
    Only steps away of the outside snow
    Sprawling emotions underneath the mistletoe

    Glisten, the pavement covered in hue
    Journey of a thousand crystals falling anew
    The icicle dew at the gutter lines in row
    Constellation tales upon the sky-light glow

    Enchant pines adored by ornaments
    Treasured memories flew like a firmament
    Wreaths to every door, signs of triumph & joy
    Bringing glad tidings from ***’s little boy

    Trains in and out of the winter-night
    Gifts and glory offered with endless blithe
    Hymns from a choir trailing every post
    Greetings to an old friend even to the unknown

  26. lampmagician says:

    Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Amazing 😊✌🙏

  27. Wow awesome and so nice to hear these beautiful words. Loved the artifacts, Lance.

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  29. Debbie L says:

    Wow, just love this! What a timeless treasure!

  30. What a special Christmas tree, Lance. It grew not too far from where I am in Colorado (relatively speaking).
    Happy holidays to you.

  31. Susi Bocks says:

    Very cool, Lance! 🙂

  32. Lona Gynt says:

    Their hands are silenced.
    A bright star lights remembrance,
    You reach them. Touch wood.

  33. Lona Gynt says:

    Relics built by forbears bring them into our lives. Such a blessing you have shared! It leaves us to contemplate the care and the process involved to keep a sweet Christmas memory palpable, and now it has touched us. I project a love story on this tree that was in a house made of trees that became a house. I have to wonder… what is the world’s oldest Christmas tree of this is the second oldest? Merry Christmas my friend, thanks for the gift. 🎄

  34. Bernice says:

    I love it – just a wonderful memory from a past time!

  35. Christmas carried forward from one generation to the next. So touching.

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