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Tinsel or Fairy Lights? How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Lights? Check. Ornaments? Check. Seasonal soundtrack? Of course! Decorating your Christmas tree is one of the most exciting activities of the year, with family traditions making the occasion even more special. But whether you favour a freshly-chopped pine or a pre-lit artificial tree, adding your decorations can cause disagreements among the group. What goes first, the tinsel or the fairy lights? Whose favourite ornaments should take pride of place? Should you add decorations wherever you like, or approach with a little more care? We’re here to help, with some tips and tricks to help you decorate your most magical Christmas tree this year.

Christmas Tree

Lights? Check. Ornaments? Check. Seasonal soundtrack? Of course! Decorating your Christmas tree is one of the most exciting activities of the year, with family traditions making the occasion even more special. But whether you favour a freshly-chopped pine or a pre-lit artificial tree, adding your decorations can cause disagreements among the group. What goes first, the tinsel or the fairy lights? Whose favourite ornaments should take pride of place? Should you add decorations wherever you like, or approach with a little more care? We’re here to help, with some tips and tricks to help you decorate your most magical Christmas tree this year.

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Choosing the perfect Christmas tree

When it comes to choosing your dream tree, you might find yourself spoilt for choice. The first thing to decide is whether you’d like a real or artificial tree in your home.

Real Christmas trees

There are lots of benefits to choosing a real Christmas tree, from their full, traditional appeal to the festive scent of their pine needles. Not to mention the fun of visiting a tree farm and choosing yours from hundreds of attractive options.

Popular Christmas tree species include:

• Norway Spruce
• Nordmann Fir
• Blue Spruce
• Fraser Fir

Bear in mind that real Christmas trees can be expensive. Some species cost more than others, and larger trees are understandably pricey. You should also be ready for lots of vacuuming or sweeping if you choose a real tree, since their needles will shed throughout the festive period.

Artificial Christmas trees

Artificial Christmas trees are an excellent option for lots of holiday households. It’s easy to find a synthetic alternative that looks just like a real tree. These options might even appear fuller, straighter, and more vibrant, and you won’t need to worry about shedding and drooping. Choo