Choosing a Christmas Tree

Choosing a Christmas Tree

If you have never relocated during the winter months, we don’t suggest you try it unless you absolutely have to! Not only do you have to worry about the weather, but what about the holidays? Do you move between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do you forget about the decorations? Do you even want to deal with wrapping presents, decorating and moving all at the same time?

Well, we think the holiday season is an important time. It is a time to be with friends and family as well as focusing on the good stuff. If you must relocate during this time, it is a good idea to make the most of it. Throw a special holiday party and have it double as a great way to say goodbye to the people you care about if you are moving out of state. And definitely break out the holly and lights!

Decorating for Christmas will always involve getting a Christmas tree. Even though you may not want to deal with the hassle of finding the right Christmas tree, decorating it and dealing with the mess, we assure you that you will be glad you did! If this is a tradition you do every year and you skip it, you may feel like you’ve missed out on something. And if you have kids, where will Santa put all the toys?

So bite the bullet and buy a Christmas tree, even if you are moving.

Picking the Perfect Tree

Finding a Christmas tree can be very exciting, especially for the kids! You should always get your kids involved in choosing a tree every year. There are some basic ideas as to what the perfect Christmas tree should look like. Most people figure it should be healthy, have plenty of branches, and be pretty full. Are there other things to consider?

The type of tree you will get will largely depend on where you live. If you are out on the west coast, you might see a lot of Monterey Pines and Fraser Firs. On the east coast, you’ll get a lot of Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress and Spruce. Either way, getting a tree with shorter needles will make it a lot easy to decorate.

Do you know where you’ll be putting the tree? If you have just moved into your home, you may want to take a look around. If you’ve never put a Christmas tree up in this house, make sure you measure the ceiling height so you don’t get a tree that is too tall!  Remember to leave space for the tree topper.

Before you head to the tree farm or nursery, keep these other quick tips in mind:

  • Remember to pick a fresh tree. A fresh tree won’t have needles falling off, will be fragrant, and have a deep green color.
  • Check for strong branches. Weak branches won’t support your decorations.
  • Make sure you have a vehicle that the tree will fit in!
  • Set up the Christmas tree area before you leave. Get that stand ready and all the decorations set up and ready for the fun!

We hope you find a fabulous tree!

Jon Huser