Christmas Tree Skirts are festive decorations used beneath the Christmas tree to cover the ground immediately around the tree stand. While tree skirts are beautiful additions to the Christmas tree, their purpose goes beyond mere tradition. Like each piece of the Christmas tree, the tree skirt has a purpose behind its usage.
Christmas tree skirts were created to gather the wax as well as the fallen needles from the live trees to make clean up easier. Traditional tree skirts were not very decorative and were simple pieces of circular fabric that could be placed beneath the tree and taken out for cleaning without hassle. Now, the tree skirt is used primarily to hide the tree stand and add interest to the bottom of the tree.