Have you seen the upside down Christmas trees? They are very popular. They can be expensive, though. These are just a few of the ones I snapped at the Botanical Garden in Richmond. Retailers will tell you the benefits of this kind of tree. Easier to get close to and decorate, takes up much less floor space, and more room underneath for presents! But there's something just not right about them to me, they always seemed a bit sacrilegious. With a regular tree, much is made of the tip pointing to heaven. If that is so, then the upside down ones point to somewhere very undesirable. Yet it turns out they may have religious roots dating back at least to the middle ages. Legend has it that trees were hung upside down to show the triangular shape and represent the Holy Trinity. Also if hung upside down, others would know that you were a Christian and your tree was not just for decoration. Some of the folklore is pretty hazy now. I still think it's kind of creepy looking, what do you think?
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." 1 Peter 2:24