The Visual History of Christmas Trees is a new infographic from ChristmasTreeMarket.com. Designed by InfoNewt and designer Jeremy Yingling, this one creates a visual timeline of the major milestones for the Christmas Tree mostly focused on the last 100 years.
The history of the Christmas tree has garnered a lot of fascinating points over the years. A tradition with humble beginnings in 15th century Latvia, the festive tower of foliage has grown to be one of the holiday season’s most beloved symbols. From the first decorated tree in 1600 to Gubbio, Italy’s 650-meter tall wonder, get a glimpse of Christmas tree history through this handy visual guide from Christmas Tree Market.
This one was a lot of fun, and of course is timed to be appropriate for the holidays. I love how this design turned out, and it was a unique topic that had not received a thorough infographic treatment before. The design challenge was letting the images shine, keeping the text to a minimum, but still providing the reader with a lot of interesting information.
No matter which side of the Live Tree vs. Artificial Tree debate you fall on, you’ll find lots of good information in the infographic. I bet you’ll even learn something you didn’t know. I’m still fascinated by the upside-down Christmas Tree!