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Be Sure To Order The Right Size Christmas Tree

One of the biggest problems people encounter when considering a Christmas tree is deciding on size – and yes, size does matter. Invariably, people opt for a Christmas tree that is a little too big for their needs. Now that’s okay if you’re handy with a saw. You can just lop a foot or two from the bottom to reduce the size. Unfortunately, you can’t add a foot or two if you decide the Christmas tree is too small.

The best approach is a rather simple one – measure the space between the floor and ceiling. You don’t want a Christmas tree that touches the ceiling, and you have to take into account how you are going to decorate that tree. Do you have a sturdy ladder or are you going to use a chair to reach the high points? A Christmas tree looks good when there’s a foot or two between the tip of the tree and the ceiling. You will need another six inches or so if you intend using a Christmas tree stand – more if you decide to use a bucket of sand or similar.

Once you know the size of the space for a Christmas tree, you can check out which trees are best suited. As mentioned in the opening paragraph, if you’re handy with a saw, then you can trim a little off the bottom if you order a tree that is slightly too large. For those looking for even smaller Christmas tree, you may find that a potted tree better suits your needs.

Christmas trees are often the focal point at Christmas. We get together to decorate them, we scatter Christmas presents under them. Don’t be disappointed because you have ordered the wrong size – measure first. Worse still, don’t be disappointed because you completely forgot to order a Christmas tree.

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What Size Christmas Tree Should I Buy?

Christmas tree in windowDoes the size of your Christmas tree matter? It does actually. Of course, there are some obvious limitations. You don’t want a 12-foot tree when you have a 10-foot ceiling. There are other aspects that you need to consider as well.

For most Christmas trees, you should have about a foot of clear space between the tip of the tree and the ceiling. You must also take into account decorating the tree. If you don’t have a step ladder then a tree that you can decorate while standing is preferable. Add 2-3 feet to your height and you will have a Christmas tree that you can comfortably decorate – at worst, you will be standing on tip-toe to place the star on top.

Other considerations include where you intend placing your Christmas tree. If you want to place it in front of a window to let the world see your tree, measure the space to the top of the window. The tip of your tree should be about six inches below the top of the window. From outside, everyone can see the completed tree and not have any of it lost above the top of the window.

They may only be small considerations, but they can be important. It can take the edge off Christmas if you order a tree to go into a specific place only to find it is too big or too small. With a small tree, you can raise it a bit. If the tree is too tall, there is only so much you take off the bottom before you’re also hacking off branches.

Have a happy Christmas by ordering a Christmas tree that fits your needs. Before ordering, check on what height is best for your circumstances – just don’t leave it too long, we may run out of stock for the height you need.