Christmas Trees

The centerpiece of any home during the Christmas season has got to be the Christmas tree. All you have to decide is the type of tree you would like to invest in and the size of the tree. There will be something suitable for all budgets so you do not have to miss out on this vital piece of decoration. It is very important that there is a perfect focal point for all the Christmas presents so be sure to choose wisely.

Would You Like a Large or Small Tree?

The size of your home will ultimately be one of the deciding factors as to whether you get a large or a small tree. If you live in a big sprawling house, you will have lots of space to accommodate this piece of decoration. Continue reading

The excitement of Christmas takes off on a whole new level when it’s time to set up the Christmas tree. But before you set it up, you have to pick whether or not you’re planning to have an artificial Christmas tree or a real one.

There are pros and cons to either choice so just weigh which one would be best for you.

With artificial trees, you don’t have to worry about the needles drying out. The needles won’t shed on your carpet so you won’t constantly be vacuuming them up. You won’t have the hassle of any pets constantly nipping at the needles like with a live tree.

You don’t have to decide if it’s fresh enough so that you don’t have to trim some of it off the bottom in order for the tree to have a longer, fresher life. You don’t have to fret about fastening the stand screws tightly against the bark so the tree won’t tip. By using an artificial tree, you can just drop the base securely into the stand. Continue reading

Gathering the family around to decorate the tree is one of the most popular holiday traditions that just about everyone enjoys doing! Bringing out the all the different ornaments that have been collected throughout the years will bring back memorable moments from the past.

Hanging the decorations on the tree is only part of the fun, and you can make it even more so, by having some sing alongs of your favorite Christmas songs to go along with the decorating activities.

Have even more fun by making a game out of hanging the ornaments. For example you can separate out all the hand made ornaments, then as you pick up each ornament ask your family members who created the ornament. This can often trigger some fond memories. If the ornament was made by one of the children this helps them to feel like they are a big part of the tree decorating festivities. Continue reading