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The Best Time to Put Up the Christmas Tree

It can be said that after Thanksgiving, the revelry is just about to begin. As the holiday season rolls in, everyone eagerly anticipate Christmas. Many people make a list of parties to attend, shop presents for loved ones, and decorate their homes.

The time as to when a Christmas tree should be put up largely depends on whether it’s real or artificial. Below are some tips to guide you:

Real Trees

If you prefer a real tree, many people suggest to bring in a freshly cut tree on the first week of December. Water it every morning, and it will stay fresh and moist for four to six weeks.

Some experts, on the other hand, recommend getting a real tree one to two weeks before the 25th. This way, the wonderful scent of pine is infused in all corners of the room—perfect for opening presents on Christmas morning.

Artificial Trees

If you want to put up a tree as early as the day after Thanksgiving, then an artificial Christmas tree is the best option. Decorate it with sparkling balls and colorful ribbons, and your home is enveloped in holiday spirit even before December ushers in.

With an artificial tree, there’s no need to worry about dry needles or disposal after the Christmas feast is over. It allows the family to enjoy the holiday décor, even after New Year.

Many people, however, say that the best time to put up a Christmas tree depends on family tradition. Some put up the tree as early as November, while others wait at the last minute.

Setting up the tree is not just about making the home all jazzed up for Christmas. It’s about creating happy memories that lasts long after the holidays are over.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.