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Friday, 1 December 2017

Choosing a Real Christmas Tree with Pines and Needles

So the 1st December is here and we can officially start getting Christmassy (aside from our lovely festive break at Bluestone, November is just too early for me to think about Christmas).   Our first advent calendar doors have been opened, the Christmas songs are on the radio and I'm finally looking forward to our Christmas tree arriving and getting the decorations down from the attic (well I'm looking forward to Dave getting them down from the attic as I don't like heights!).

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree

Every year we get our real Christmas tree from Pines and Needles and they're always real beauties.  If you live near a Pines and Needles store then you can  pop along and pick your own Christmas tree.  I would love to do this.  I imagine carols would be playing as we took a family walk through the trees looking for the perfect spruce for our home.  The kilted experts are on hand for any advice you need and you're guaranteed a fresh, full tree as the stores are restocked every morning.

A Fresh Tree Delivered To Your Door

As we live too far away to bring our own Christmas tree home, Pines and Needles deliver to our door.  I've used this service three times now and each time I have been impressed.  You get to choose a delivery date and if you're not in they will leave the tree at your safe place which I find so handy as I'm often all over the place at this time of year.  It comes packaged well and easy to put up.  You can order everything you need from the mat to the water stand.  

Name your Christmas Tree

Once you have your tree you just need to name it (doesn't everyone do that?), turn up the Christmas music and start decorating.  This year you can even win a tree for life from pines and Needles by sharing a photo of your decorated tree, along with it's name and the hastag #BrucetheSpruce - simple!

Gift a Tree

If you're also feeling in the generous spirit then you can even gift a tree to someone who needs it.  You can order the tree along with all the lights and decorations so they have everything they need Christmas tree wise this year.  

I can't imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree.  I just love taking the box of sentimental ornaments out, looking at each one and reliving the memories as we dress our tree.  A lot of people ask me if we have much needle drop on our real trees and I tell them that we have less needles drop on our real tree than we did on our previous artificial tree (I always joke that it tried too hard to be authentic).  The tree arrives fresh and in great condition and we keep it topped up with water so that helps.

Do you have a real Christmas tree?  What will you name your tree this year (remember to share online for a chance to win a real tree for life!). 

Thanks to Pines and Needles for supplying our Christmas tree.


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