Are you opting for a live Christmas tree this year, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! While the task can feel daunting, Shop LC is here to help! These tips on buying a fresh Christmas tree will help you find the best fit for your home and family.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE
Trees.com shared what to know when choosing what real Christmas Tree to bring home.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A TREE
Fresher is better…it is important to be sure your tree is fresh-cut. If possible, go to a “cut your own” Christmas tree farm. If you get a tree delivered or shipped, try to find out if it is a fresh-cut tree and sent as soon as it’s cut. The bottom line is you do not want a tree cut 2 or 3 weeks before you buy it. Fresh cut trees will provide an aroma that adds to your Christmas pleasure, too.
WHAT KIND OF TREE
Short, stout needles and sturdy branches are perfect when you are hanging decorations. Trees such as balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, white spruce, Norway spruce, and Scots pine are tried and true selections.
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TREE ALIVE AND THRIVING
The single most important consideration for the care and longevity of your tree is water. When you get your tree home, cut about ½” of the trunk off and get it in the stand as soon as possible. Check the tree daily by bending a needle or two, if the needle is flexible and moves without breaking all’s well, if the needle snaps when you bend it, the tree has dried out you’re going to have a significant fire hazard not to mention a mess when you take the tree down. Lights can add to the problem of drying due to the heat they emit, but the newer LED lights reduce this issue. LEDs also reduce fire hazards.
HOW TO DISPOSE WHEN CHRISTMAS IS OVER
Hopefully, you can dispose of your tree by recycling. Many communities set aside a day for this and have a tree chipper available for chipping the trees that will turn the trees into woodchip mulch. If not and you burn wood, use the tree as kindling and fuel.
TRIMMING YOUR TREE AND DECORATING YOUR HOME
Now that you know these tips for buying a fresh Christmas tree, buying will be a breeze. But once you get it home, your tree still needs trimming! With that in mind, you won’t want to miss these holiday decorations from Shop LC.
Sometimes called “Christmas bulbs,” or just “Christmas balls,” these bauble ornaments are a holiday classic! Choosing a themed color for these ornaments helps create a unified look to your tree, especially when intermixing your special keepsake ornaments.
Angels are an important element of Christmas and are mentioned in stories like that of the nativity. Angels act as messengers and guides for many Christians, and in the nativity story they fulfill the same role. Whimsical handmade angels help add a delightful, homy touch to your tree.
Create a festive atmosphere with this hand painted Christmas train! Measuring over seven inches tall, the Christmas train set is bringing holiday cheer to your home with one train engine and three train cars.
No Christmas décor is complete without a holiday wreath! The evergreen wreath is adorned with natural symbols like berries and pinecones, finished with a flocking of snow. With a diameter of over 15 inches, the wreath is generously sized for any home.
MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN
Welcome guests to your home with this fun Christmas sign! With a vintage and rustic look, this freestanding sign is perfect for any table or other flat surface. A hand-painted holly leaf and berries adds a cheerful bit of detail to this happy centerpiece.
Shop for festive Christmas décor with Shop LC!
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