Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Tree Called "Eierbaum"

In German... 
this means a tree decorated with eggs at Easter!


 As a child in 1945, Volker Kaft 
saw a beautiful paschal decorated tree
(Eierbaum, Osterbaum or Ostereirbaum, in German)
in his home town.
He decided he would have one of his very own, when he grew up!





Volker's childhood dream stuck with him 
and 
he decorated his first Easter Tree, in 1965.
He used 18 colored plastic eggs.

The Easter Tree became a family tradition,
known not only in their home town of Saalfeld, but all of Germany.


for more info on this incredible tradition.

** Happy Easter! **