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Which Is The Best Christmas Tree For Children?

Christmas trees are not all the same and each type of tree brings its own unique characteristics. The Norway Spruce is the tree that most people associate with Christmas, however, when it comes to children, it is not the friendliest. Christmas is that time of year where children are full of excitement, and that includes wanting to decorate their Christmas trees. With that in mind, especially if you have young children, you need to find a Christmas tree that is very child friendly.

The Fraser Fir and Nordman Fir are both child friendly. Where the Norway Spruce has quite prickly foliage, the Nordman and Fraser firs both have soft foliage. Of the two, the Nordman is probably the friendliest when it comes to children. While these trees can be quite tall, they are also very broad at the base. This gives the child plenty of scope and space to decorate whilst older children (and mum and dad) can concentrate on the higher areas. The Fraser Fir on the other hand is quite narrow, so you don’t get the same area to decorate.

When fully decorated, the Nordman Fir can look spectacular, simply because of its shape. That’s not to say the Fraser Fir doesn’t, however, it takes on a more formal appearance because of its long and narrow shape. Which one is best? It all depends on you and your children. We have found that young children tend to prefer the Nordman Fir while adults and teens prefer the Fraser Fir.  The Nordman Fir has certainly become of the most popular trees selected by families.

One of the benefits of a Fraser Fir is the perfume that the tree gives off. This can waft throughout the home adding a real Christmasy feel to the home. This tree is also perfect for homes where space is at a premium. If you have young children, take a closer look at the Normand Fir. If you have limited space, and you want the added bonus of a gentle Christmas perfume, then take a closer look at the Fraser Fir. Either way, you can’t go wrong when it comes to children.

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What’s Your Favourite Christmas Tree?

Christmas trees come in a range of types and sizes and while they all look great, each brings its own character, habits, and requirements. Many people have grown up with the Norway Spruce as their Christmas tree – this is the tree that many artificial trees are based on, and the one that dominates most images of Christmas. The Nordman Fir has become the most popular tree in recent years while the Fraser Fir has been favoured by those who want something special. If you look at each of these trees, they have different looks, different requirements, and produce different results – which is your favourite?

Norway Spruce Christmas Tree – the traditional Christmas tree. This tree is the least friendly of the three having relatively sharp needles. The Norway Spruce won’t tolerate heat so this tree is best placed either outside or in a corner where it is cool. If the tree gets too warm, it will quickly drop needles. It does, however, look great when fully decorated. If you don’t mind an outside Christmas tree decorated with outside Christmas lights, then this tree is perfect.

Nordman Fir Christmas Tree – the most popular tree currently sold, this tree is quite broad at the base so it does need some space. The Nordman Fir has a much better needle retention rate compared to the Norway Spruce, and will tolerate warmer homes. This is very much a family favourite since the needles are not so sharp and the tree is easier for children to decorate.

Fraser Fir Christmas Tree – often the forgotten cousin in the Christmas tree family. The Fraser Fir has a good conical shape and is less broad at the base when compared to the other two trees. The Fraser Fir will fill your home with a gentle perfume, bringing the spirit of Christmas to every room. The Fraser Fir is a low needle drop tree that is very family friendly. Once you have fully decorated a Fraser Fir, you’ll probably never go back to either of the other two – the shape and size just add to the WOW factor produced by your decorations.

Everyone has their own opinion of which Christmas tree they prefer. What is important is to get one that is suitable for the family, and if you have little children, then, for example, the Norway Spruce may not be the best choice. If you only have a narrow space to place your Christmas tree, then the Fraser Fir is possibly the best solution. Christmas trees are an integral part of a traditional Christmas – get the right one and you’ll find that your tree will add that little bit of magic to the Christmas season. One word of advice – once you have selected your favourite tree, be sure to order a Christmas Tree as early as possible. That way you won’t be disappointed this Christmas – we do sell out quickly.

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Real Christmas Trees Are The Only Way To Go

Residents of Poole in Dorset are celebrating after a 30-foot fake Christmas tree was removed and replaced with a 30-foot Norway Spruce Christmas tree (read the news story here). It took 5000 Facebook signatures to raise concerns. Unfortunately, the fake tree was only removed after being vandalised.  Commonsense has reigned and now a real tree sits in its place.

We are strongly advocating the use of real Christmas trees each year. They are not only more environmentally friendly, they look great in home and add to the spirit of Christmas with their gentle perfumes wafting about. If you are looking for a Norway Spruce this Christmas then you may be out of luck. We have sold out of all our stock and only have a nice range of Nordman Firs remaining.

Mind you, the Nordman Fir is one of the best Christmas trees to have in the home as it has a history of low needle drop with proper care. It is also one of the most popular trees used at Christmas as it is more child friendly than some of the others. The Nordman has soft needles, which makes it easier for little hands to decorate.

Being a popular tree at Christmas, our remaining stock of Nordman Fir Christmas trees won’t last much longer – call us if you are still looking for a real Christmas tree, before it’s too late.

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We Still Have A Nice Range Of Christmas Trees Available

Our Christmas trees are disappearing quickly, however, we do have a nice range available for people who are quick. We have our open day this week where many of the remaining trees will no doubt find new homes this Christmas. What Christmas do we have left?

Norway Spruce Christmas Tree

Many people consider the Norway Spruce to be the traditional Christmas tree with its mid to dark green foliage and unique scent. We have four sizes still available: 175-200cm; 200cm-225cm; 300cm-325cm; and the 325cm-365cm.

Fraser Fir Christmas Tree

The Fraser Fir has a traditional pyramid Christmas tree shape. Being a narrow tree it is ideal for tight spaces. This makes it quite a popular tree so stocks become limited reasonably quickly. We have two sizes of this tree available: the 200cm-225cm; and the 225cm-250cm.

Nordman Fir Christmas Tree

The Nordman Fir is one of the most popular Christmas trees having a very symmetrical shape and strong branches. This is once again in high demand and we only have four sizes available. These are: 150cm-175cm; 175cm-200cm; 200cm-225cm; and the 300cm-325cm.

These sizes are available at the time of writing, however, stock of some sizes is limited and there are no guarantees. Please call if you are looking for a Christmas tree to see what stock is still available.

Note the measurement of trees is from the ground to the tip of the leader. The leader can measure 20-40 cms – please bear this in mind when ordering your Christmas tree.

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55 Days To Christmas – Have You Ordered Your Christmas Tree Yet?

popular Nordman Fir Christmas treeCan you believe there are only 55 days left until Christmas Day? The year seems to have flown by. With Christmas so close, have you given any thought to your Christmas tree this year? More importantly, have you put in an order yet?

Over the next few weeks we will be sending our potted and cut Christmas trees out around the country. Although we recommend you place your order as early as possible, we also recommend you wait until after the 23rd of this month (November) to take delivery – this maximizes needle retention.

Christmas trees are like any cut vegetation, they have an optimum ‘life’ span. With plenty of water and the right environment, our Christmas trees will give good service from the end of November through to Boxing Day. Potted trees will of course last much longer, particularly if left outdoors in the right environment until ready to be decorated.

As our Christmas trees are proving to be very popular, you don’t want to leave it until the last minute. Trees such as the Nordman Fir (pictured) are one of the most popular and can sell out quite early. By ordering, you ensure you not only get the tree you want, you can also get a tree to the height you require.

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A Unique Gift For Christmas, The Christmas Wreath You Decorate Yourself

plain Christmas wreath ready for decoratingChristmas wreaths are very popular but did you know you can purchase an undecorated wreath? Undecorated wreaths are perfect gifts when you have run out of ideas for that special someone. The range of decorations you can use is only limited by your imagination.

Creating a Christmas wreath that you have personalized adds that special touch. Decorate it with a photo, real fruit and berries, or use tinsel and small baubles. As I mentioned, let your imagination run free.

If you are looking for ideas for your Christmas wreath then take a look at our complete range of wreaths. I am sure you can gain some inspiration from either the Scottish wreath, the Festive wreath or the Traditional wreath. All are hand made and look stunning.

Of course, after looking at one of our stunning hand made Christmas wreaths you may decide to opt for one of them instead. You can still add your own personal touch once you get it home.

Our undecorated Christmas wreaths are still made with traditional real Nordman Fir foliage and will last through to the end of Christmas. Unfortunately, wreaths are not available until the end of November (27th November 2009 to be exact) but early orders are often required to ensure availability.

Christmas wreaths are as much a tradition at Christmas as the Christmas tree. If you’re stuck for a gift idea for someone this Christmas, consider a Christmas wreath.