Christmas Trees 101

November 28, 2017 | Category: Design & Renovations

Cutting down a Christmas tree has been a tradition in my family since I was 12 years old. I used to do it with my parents and siblings and now I do it with my wife and daughters. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season and the kids really love it.

Here are some of the things I’ve learned in my 25+ years of dealing with Christmas trees.

Measure Before You Buy

Before you leave the house to pick out your tree there are two things you have to do.

Choosing a Christmas Tree

When it comes to what type of tree to get, everyone has their favourite. Some people base it on color, others on shape, and for some people it’s all about the smell. If you’re having trouble deciding what kind of tree you want for your house check out this guide from the National Christmas Tree Association.

Make Sure it’s Fresh

If you’re buying a pre-cut tree you want to make sure it’s still fresh. Dried out trees can be a fire hazard when they’re covered in lights.

Christmas Tree Safety

The holiday season requires a lot of extra safety precautions and many of them revolve around Christmas trees.

For more information related to holiday decorating check out my Holidays Around the House Pinterest board.

Photos courtesy of iStockphoto.com /Nathaniel_Young, /Willowpix

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