Countdown 'til Christmas
- How to care for your Christmas Tree March 31, 2016
- How to choose the right Christmas tree for your home March 31, 2016
Now that you’ve received your perfect Christmas Tree from the “The Christmas Tree Shop” there’s some important steps to help keep it in tip-top shape. To ensure your Christmas Tree is still as beautiful as the day it was delivered come Christmas Day we’ve written up some handy hints:
Cover the floor where the tree will be placed before your special delivery arrives! Anything goes for this particular role; you can use newspaper, wrapping paper or fabric. Some stores sell properly sewn Christmas Tree skirts that can be used for this purpose too. This addition will not only protect your floor from water needed to feed your Christmas tree, but can be themed to tie in with your decorations too.
As soon as your Christmas Tree is delivered our friendly and helpful team will assist with getting your homes new addition a big drink of water to keep it going. Once our work is done delivering and installing your newest addition it is important that this routine is kept up to ensure the life and prosperity of the tree. A daily check will be sufficient, keeping an eye out that the level of the water has not dropped below the base of the tree itself. Topping up at this time will be the best bet to maintain adequate hydration until Santa arrives.
Handy hint: the temperature of the water is not important as it will not affect the Christmas Tree’s ability to consume the water.
Depending on when your tree is delivered by “The Christmas Tree Shop” you may have a small or large period of time to keep the evergreen glowing on your new Christmas Tree. Regardless of your time frame there are few small ideas that can help in prolonging the tiding season feeling for the new “fir” baby in your family. A few small changes in the trees new location within your house will be all that is required for maximum results. Keeping the blinds drawn in its direct vicinity will assist in preventing discolouration of the tree itself. Any vents will need to be closed to prevent warm drafts from entering the room as it too can cause browning of the tree and will shorten its lifespan. If possible lowering the temperature of the room will help slow the drying process and result in less water consumption each day.
What Christmas Tree is complete without a wonderful set of twinkling Christmas lights? As these particular electronic devices are only brought out once a year it is best to inspect them prior to placing them on the tree. Check the lights themselves for any signs of damage and that the electrical cords are still intact without any fraying. If there is any evidence that suggests other than 100% satisfaction it might be time to invest in a new set! Secure any extension cords for lights securely and avoid overloading the power points too. Miniature lights are a good choice for Christmas Trees as they produce low heat and will reduce the drying of the Christmas Tree. Never leave Christmas Tree lights on when the house is unattended or heading to bed; this is perhaps the most important safety tip of all when it comes to lighting up your fresh holiday visitor!
And last, but certainly not least, it is time to talk about the marvelous miracles that tango (and sometimes tangle!) with those quintessential Christmas Lights themselves: The Christmas Decorations! Before beginning one of the most glorious and tradition based parts of having a Christmas Tree there are a few small checks to make. Any of your decorations looking questionable? Might be time to trade them in to ensure they won’t cause any issues to your trees health or the lights when they’re all loaded up on the branches to celebrate. When placing the decorations on the tree it is best to place the most fragile and small well out of reach of little hands and little animals to prevent them being broken or accidentally ingested. This way of thinking will also help prevent anyone from damaging the tree in an attempt to get to the decorations that take their fancy or from damaging themselves by making the tree itself unstable.