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Now, of course, everyone knows what a Christmas tree is, but only people living in the Deep South have seen a Mardi Gras tree. This is the latest decoration for this festive time of celebration before fasting begins.
It started out as a fluke when someone wouldn't or didn't want to take down their artificial Christmas tree when the season had passed. So most of the Christmassy decorations were removed and those including purple and gold were added and voila, the Mardi Gras tree was born. It did not take long for the new tradition that was captured and houses in the south began to absorb the newest decoration. Many homes had long had a traditional Mardi Gras wreath, but this was something else, a beautiful addition to every party and gathering.
During the two weeks leading up to the big day, green, purple and gold lights can be seen flashing in the windows of the house along the golf coast. Most residents here enjoy looking at the lovingly decorated trees and see this as a way to avert the sadness of winter when the merry Christmas season has passed. Even department stores have joined the practice and continue to sell a small amount of artificial trees Christmas is over. Of course, the decorations on a Mardi Gras tree are a little different from what would go on a Christmas tree, for example. While the strings of beads that decorate a Christmas tree tend to be stringed around the tree, beads that go on a Mardi Gras tree are usually of the necklace variety and are also strung that way.
The wreath that goes around the tree usually hangs in the same way but the color is that of purple rather than red. Moon pies that can also be hung on the tree as traditional ornaments are hung on a Christmas tree. The best way to do this is to leave the moon cake wrapped in cellophane and use ornamental hangers that pass through the plastic. Moon pies are available in several flavors and provide colorful and tasty ornaments for the tree. The traditional moon pie colors (and flavors) include the banana yellow, chocolate brown, vanilla white and orange orange. These together with various candies and double loons are also used on the tree.
Of course, all Mardi Gras trees are currently artificial because the real ones sold for Christmas use would have dried out and become brown and withered. Maybe sometime in the near future, those who bring Christmas trees will see that there is a market for real trees during the Mardi Gras season. At the moment, however, southern people just adapt and either keep their artificial trees longer than usual or buy one separately just for the season.
People on the Gulf Coast take their Mardi Gras season celebrations seriously and want everyone to make sure their homes and offices reflect the festive time for everyone to enjoy.