Archive for December, 2015

How did RED & GREEN become the colors of Christmas?

Posted on: December 23rd, 2015 by admin

In pagan Rome, the festival of Saturnalia was celebrated right around the time of the winter solstice. On the last day of the festivities, gifts, tied up with holly were exchanged. The red berries on the leaves symbolized the return of light.

In many parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise Plays were performed, often on Christmas Eve. They told Bible stories to people who were illiterate. The paradise tree in the play was normally a green pine tree, adorned with red apples, and later, red roses.

Mr. Green Merry Christmas Card

Trees That Give Back!

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by admin

During this season of Joy and Light and Family Togetherness, we want to celebrate the family farms that supply Mr. Greentrees with sustainably grown trees, wreaths and garlands. We have a deep appreciation for our growers who are as passionate about growing the finest trees possible as they are about taking care of the land that serves them.

Bear Canyon Tree Farm is family owned and operated and has been using sustainable, green farming practices since 1949. Today, three generations work side by side making many yuletides bright.


Bambi’s Nursery, established in 1971, grows a wide variety of trees in two locations in Northern California and Oregon. Their Silvertip firs are wild-grown and wild-harvested. This is as close to nature as it gets. In addition, Mr. Greentrees is delight to carry their adorable Christmas Critters, made from the trees cleared to reduce fire danger in the forest.

homepage.bambischristmascrittersWhether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or the New Year, it is a time of giving and receiving, and just as the earth gives us trees around which to gather, garlands and wreaths to mark our annual celebrations, we want to show our thanks to the earth by supporting the farms that give back more than they take.