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This Is When You Should Buy Your Real Christmas Tree

Rebecca Shepherd

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This Is When You Should Buy Your Real Christmas Tree

Featured Image Credit: JSMimages/Alamy Stock Photo

With last Christmas not feeling, well, as Christmassy, the temptation is there for us to get things going sooner.

But if you're getting a real Christmas tree this could cause you problems especially when it comes to making sure the thing isn't stood in the corner on it's last legs come 25 December.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

So while you might want to get down to the local garden centre and shove the fullest Fraser Fir in your boot, it might be better to just wait it out a tiny bit longer.

The guys over at Flowercard have revealed exactly how long you need to hold off to make sure you get the best of every world.

According to the online florist, the end of November is the best time - ideally 28 November. That's if you want to pull the tree down on 1 January.

Flowercard chief Liam Lapping said: "The day you buy your Christmas tree is one of the most important decisions if you want to make sure it's still intact throughout the festive season."

He added: "If you take your Christmas tree down straight after New Years Eve then you should buy your tree on the 28th November.

"However, if you take your Christmas tree down on the twelfth night then you should buy your tree on the 2nd December."

Liam went on: "If you want to follow tradition, then the traditional date to put your Christmas tree up is the afternoon of Christmas Eve, however, we definitely think we need to get in the Christmas spirit before then!"

No one wants this in front of the window. Credit: Alamy
No one wants this in front of the window. Credit: Alamy

Liam explained how Christmas trees usually last for around six weeks and it all depends on the care they are given.

So, how can you make sure you're looking after your little guy? Well first things first - shake it to see how many needles come off. If there's loads, probably best to dodge it.

According to the Mirror, you can trim the trunk and take around 3cm off it using a saw (please be careful). From there you need to make sure water is being absorbed through the bottom.

It's always best to keep your tree in cooler conditions, away from fires or radiators because they will cause it to be dry and sad. It's always best to grab yourself a good stand as well, it'll last years.

Topics: Christmas Tree, Christmas, News, Interesting

Rebecca Shepherd
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