CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS: IS YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE INSTA WORTHY?
Above pic by ‘balsamhilluk'
2020 has been a year we are all standing there like the Emoji girl with her hands up in the air. It’s the year the world stayed home and I’m calling it...people are going to loose their minds with decorating & styling their homes all things Christmas.
Watch the feeds on your socials be filled with Christmas Tree’s that look like they belong in Central Park or Macy’s.
It’s about to get serious and I am here to help you come up with a game plan!
Above pic by 'me'
Learn The Lingo
First things first there is some Christmas Tree Lingo you should familiarise yourself with;
‘Flocked’ Snow covered
‘Fluffying’ The process of shaping your Christmas Tree to look fuller, it’s an art, check it out on You Tube!
‘Tree skirt’ A cover for the eye sore base of your Tree
‘Tip Count’ The number of needles per branch, the higher the fluffier.
End of lesson, CONGRATULATIONS you are now a Christmas Tree expert!
This is the year we go all out and bigger is better!
If you got it flaunt it, high ceilings = high tree.
7-7.5 Ft (200-240cm) is suitable for standard ceiling height
8-9 ft (240—275cm) is suitable for raised ceilings
Above pic by 'me'
My top 3 fave places to shop decorations
Bed Bath n Table - Huge range in all different themes, reasonably priced & great quality. My go to for Christmas Dec's, they have a great variety of Poinsettia's and Baubles.
Target- Cost effective and can buy in bulk, to fill out your tree you can grab a pack of Baubles and then you can buy some sweet individual ones.
Myer Festive shopping experience & large unique range. I love that they have their decorations set up in theme order. My local store had heaps in stock so I was able to buy at least 5-10 of the same one
My Top Three Tree Picks
Big W Grand Pine $129 Budget conscious but definitely fluffy enough to do the job.
Myers Cashmere Pine $299 This is a lovely tree, I recommend visiting the Myer Giftorium this season to check it out in the flesh, they always have this department looking so festive & the big city stores do great Santa photos. This will likely be my pick this year.
Balsam Hill Fir starting from $379 A Balsam Hill Tree is an investment, it’s a tree you keep for years and years. The Fir was inspired after the Fraser Fir which is regarded the best Christmas tree species in nature. I am yet to talk to someone who regrets their Balsam Tree investment...If the budget stretches, this is the one. They currently have 40% off until 24/11!
Fake vs Real
This is a personal choice and there are some Pro’s and Con’s for both. If this is something you have been wanting to try, this is your year as Native Australian décor is very much in!
Annual family tradition to go a pick one
Drops needles and can be messy
Not great for hayfever sufferers
No need to water or maintenance
Can put up when you want (No risk of dying)
Don’t have to dispose of
Have to store each year
Less environmentally friendly
Above pic by 'Ourhomeatmeadway'
Happy Fluffing and Flocking! Anyone else keen to start a trend on leaving the Tree up for half the year?
Would love you to share below pics of your Christmas tree. $100 voucher up for grabs for our fav tree, winner will be selected on Christmas Eve!