One of the first things people do right after Thanksgiving Day is go out and purchase a Christmas tree. It is a great time to kick off the Christmas season, and a fun process for the whole family. However there are a few key things to look for when picking out that all important tree.
The very first thing you do before shopping for a tree is decide where you are going to put the tree in your house. You want to make sure you have enough room around the tree so it doesn't become a burden to walk or see around. Once you have picked a spot go ahead and take some measurements such as how high your ceilings are and how much room you have for the width.
Buy a stand
Once you have the measurements of about what your tree will be, you want to go ahead and buy a stand for the tree. Be sure you buy one that is stable enough to weigh down the tree, and get one that can adjust to any trunk size.
Buy the tree
Now that you have the measurements as to what size tree you are getting, you can go out looking for that perfect tree. Take the whole family with you and make it a fun event for everyone. Most places have trees in certain sections according to height so you can begin looking under the height you need. Once you have found a tree that fits your measurements, be sure to inspect it and make sure the trunk is solid and the branches are healthy or even.
Setting up the tree
Once you have bought your new Christmas tree, and before you begin to decorate it, let the tree fall. Allowing the tree to fall means, putting it in the stand with water, and let it sit for a day or to so the branches can loosen up. This will allow your tree to look fuller.
Now that the tree has settled you can begin the decorating process. Again this is a great time to get the whole family involved and make a day or night out of it. There is no right or wrong way to decorate a tree; it is just up to personal taste.
Buying a Christmas tree is a great time for the whole family and the official start of the Christmas season.
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