Falling Needles Family Fest Day – December 30, 2021

Falling Needles Family Fest is a special day that is celebrated on December 30 every year. This day reminds us to clean up Christmas trees and recycle them instead of letting them rot away. Christmas is a pretty important celebration, so naturally, everyone pulls out all the stops. Live Christmas trees are usually the centerpiece of the decorations in a lot of people’s houses. So what happens to the tree after Christmas is over? Lights and tinsel can go into storage until the next year, but real trees will need to be disposed of safely. The best way to clean up your live tree is to make sure it gets recycled.

History of Falling Needles Family Fest Day

Falling Needles Family Fest Day is one of the many holidays by the special day-inventing couple, Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays.This holiday has been published in the “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and is used to remind people to take down their Christmas trees and recycle them. It is an awareness celebration and not a traditional holiday.

Christmas trees became popular in America around 1700 and have become a symbol of Christmas around the country. Private homes and public spaces alike are decorated with Christmas trees as soon as the season rolls around.

Live Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly than fake trees because they are biodegradable. And there’s nothing like the smell of pine to remind you that the season of cheer has arrived! You can’t sip on cocoa in front of a plastic tree and feel like it’s the season to be jolly.

But the most important thing is to ensure that your live tree returns to the environment to make sure that it gets recycled and doesn’t end up in the landfill and becomes part of the enormous amount of waste generated during the holiday season.

If you happen to have a tree with the roots still attached, you could just plant it in your backyard. This is even better than a plastic tree because you’ll be able to bring it inside from the garden in time for next Christmas.

Falling Needles Family Fest Day timeline

1781
Christmas Trees Come to America

General Friedrich Adolf Riedesel hosts a Christmas party in Quebec that has a tree as part of the decorations.

1800
The Tree Becomes Popular in the Country

The Christmas tree begins to be named in books and depicted in pictures.

1923
The First National Christmas Tree is Lit

And has been lit every year since on the south lawn of the White House.

1965
“The Charlie Brown Christmas” Comes Out

And this puts Christmas trees back into people’s minds as a symbol of Christmas.

Falling Needles Family Fest Day FAQs

How much better are live trees over artificial trees?

Live trees are recycled, but artificial trees are not. They also only have a lifespan of about six years before you need a new one. 

Can Christmas trees be used as firewood?

Do not use Christmas tree firewood inside because of the oils but use it in fire pits outdoors. 

Do I have to drive my tree to a recycling center?

Many communities and organizations offer door-to-door pickups of live Christmas trees for recycling so that you don’t have to drive!

How To Celebrate Falling Needles Family Fest Day?

  1. Prep your tree for recycling

    Take all the decorations off and make sure it’s in more or less the same condition you bought it in.

  2. Organize a recycling drive

    Work with your community to make sure everyone commits to recycling their trees.

  3. Call for a pick-up

    Most communities offer to pick up used Christmas trees for recycling, so call yours right away.

5 Facts About Christmas Trees That Will Surprise You

  1. There are a lot of tree farms in America

    Around 350 million at last count!

  2. There’s a Christmas Tree industry

    And approximately 100,000 people work in it.

  3. There are tree farms in all states

    Oregon, Washington, New York, and Virginia are among the top producers.

  4. Christmas trees sometimes get airlifted

    They’re just easier to transport by helicopter sometimes.

  5. 93% of people recycle their trees

    Communities work together to make sure the trees don’t end up in landfills.

Why We Celebrate Falling Needles Family Fest Day

  1. We like to be environmentally friendly

    Recycling trees is easy peasy.

  2. We want to clean up our homes

    No one wants to be the person with a dying Christmas Tree in their houses after January.

  3. Christmas trees can be recycled easily

    They can be converted to wood chips, mulch, and feed for animals among other things.

Falling Needles Family Fest Day dates

YearDateDay
2021December 30Thursday
2022December 30Friday
2023December 30Saturday
2024December 30Monday
2025December 30Tuesday

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