Tips for Selecting a Christmas Tree

This year, bring everyone together by selecting a Christmas tree the whole family will love.

We all know that when it comes to Christmas decorations, the tree is the most important piece. It’s the centerpiece of your living room and where your family will gather on Christmas morning. That’s why you want to take the time to find a tree you love. Let’s take a closer look at the tips for selecting a Christmas tree.

Tips for Selecting a Christmas Tree

Tips for Selecting a Christmas Tree

Wait When Buying a Real Tree

If you want to buy a real tree, wait until at least two weeks before Christmas. You may want to put your tree up the day after Thanksgiving or even earlier, but real trees will have shed many of their needles by Christmas morning. If you’re the type that wants to have a tree up throughout the month of December, a real tree may not be the best option unless you get one that still has the root ball attached.

Consider the Height and Width

A big mistake people often make is to go a bit overboard when buying their tree. This can result in a tree that is too tall or too wide for your home. The last thing you want is a Christmas Vacation moment in your living room. Measure the height of your ceilings and the width of the area where the tree will be placed before you go shopping.

Look at the Tree From All Sides

If you’re buying a real tree, you want to make sure to look at the tree from all sides. This is especially true if your tree will be placed in the front window. While one side may be full and gorgeous, the back of the tree may have huge bald spots. Look the trees over carefully to get the best tree.

Determine If You Want a Pre-Lit Tree

When buying an artificial Christmas tree, you want to think about whether not you want to string lights each year. There are benefits to both types of tree. With a pre-lit tree, you don’t have to worry about all the work each year. With an unlit tree, you can change the lights out each year to something different.

Be Careful with “Snow” Covered Trees

“Snow” covered trees are beautiful. Unfortunately, that beauty can quickly fade – or fall over your carpet. These trees are notorious for leaving their “snow” all over your floor. Also, more and more snow will fall off each year. Unless you want to invest in a VERY expensive tree, skip this option.

Choose Something Traditional

Last, but not least, when buying an artificial Christmas tree, choose something traditional. You want something that will stand the test of time, especially if you’re buying an expensive tree. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a neon pink tree that you thought was cute when your daughter was two.

Follow these tips and you’re much more likely to choose a Christmas tree that you and your family love.

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