These necklace pendants are handcrafted from old Christmas Trees. The Christmas Tree holds a special place in many of our hearts. It has long been a symbol of love, joy, and celebration. The exact origins of the Christmas Tree are debated, although we know for sure that the Norse pagan traditions of the yule log/tree are a major contribution to the tradition. yule means wheel or cycle. The winter solstice takes place on December 22 and marks the shortest day of the year. The yule represents the rebirth of the Sun. In most modern cultures the Christmas Tree has evolved to celebrate the birth of Christ. This can be deeper interpreted as a rebirth of the love and compassion for all beings which Christ exemplified through his life and original teachings.