Christmas Trees

Your Christmas décor focal point

The Christmas tree is the king of all Christmas decorations. No matter what other decorations are in the room, all eyes are drawn to the Christmas tree. With its twinkling lights, bright ornaments and ropes of Christmas garland, the Christmas tree combines the best of all holiday decorations. For many people there is something special, almost magical about the Christmas tree. It is in many ways the epitome of all things Christmas. So, wouldn't it be a shame if you didn't get your dream Christmas tree this year? If you have artificial Christmas trees it's just a matter of taking them out of storage, dusting them off and putting them up. But if you're one of the millions of people who loves the fragrance and texture of a real live tree, a plastic tree just won't do. In which case, here are some tips to help you find the Christmas tree that's just right:

  1. Start shopping early:the majority of Christmas trees are sold the weekend after Thanksgiving. Shop a few weekends before Thanksgiving for the best selection and availability of trees.
  2. Lot or farm? Buying from a lot is the more convenient of the two. However, buying from a farm provides a great family outing. When buying from a lot, tree freshness is your primary concern. When buying from a farm, it's how to cut down the tree and get it to your car.
  3. Tree selection:there are many different Christmas tree varieties to choose from. Keep in mind the availability of specific varieties will differ from region to region. Learn the benefits of each variety before you make your purchase.
  4. Buy your tree online: over 300,000 people purchase their Christmas tree online every year. Why? Because it's convenient. Rather than go from lot to lot in the cold and snow, you can browse hundreds of trees from the warmth of your home. As a double bonus, the trees are usually delivered right to your door in a matter of days. Look for sites that provide a "tree quality guarantee".

  5. Consider both the height and width of the tree before you purchase it. Christmas trees on a lot or farm look smaller than they actually are. Why? Because you don't have walls or ceilings to measure the tree against. If you find yourself asking "Is it too big?" then it likely is. Go for a Christmas tree that's slightly smaller.
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