Prelit Christmas Trees: Poem Inspiration

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When you think of Christmas, you often think about the songs, books and movies that are out there that you may listen, read or watch every year. But, there are tons of poems out there that can inspire you and how you decorate those prelit Christmas trees in your home. For those who are looking for some inspiration, where are some poems and the ideas that go along with these for how to decorate these prelit Christmas trees!

“I Heard a Bird Sing” by Olive Herford

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

“We are nearer to Spring 
Than we were in September,” 
I heard a bird sing 
In the dark of December. 

This poem has been the inspiration for many people who use birds on their trees! Whether you use the red birds out there, birds that are going to be color coded to match the color theme that you have on your tree or the like. It can be a great way to bring some light to the tree, and with this poem it is also a way to usher in the new year and the excitement that comes with this.

“Tomten” by Viktor Rydberg

Deep in the grip of the midwinter cold, 
The stars glitter and sparkle.  
All are asleep on this lonely farm, 
Late in this winter night. 
The pale white moon is a wanderer, 
snow gleams white on pine and fir, 
snow gleams white on the roofs. 

This is just an excerpt from this poem, but it is great for those who like those darker colors on their prelit Christmas trees. For those who love navy, black, dark purple and other darker hues that may not be considered Christmas like, that is not always the case. You can easily add these colors to your tree for something that is one of a kind and has a deeper meaning.

There are tons of other poems out there like “Winter-Time” from Robert Louis Stevenson that are going to help you come up with the idea of the theme for your tree, you simply need to look for these. They can be a great way to theme your tree, and you can take this a step further by printing this poem out and hanging this onto the tree to show your inspiration.