Christmas tree in Texas

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Now that you're getting the decorations together for the holidays, you and your family may be looking at a few Christmas trees. Finding the perfect tree is a holiday tradition for lots of families, and you will need

different features for the tree based on your design plans. Here are some tips for finding the right Christmas trees, as well as some design ideas that you may want to consider.

If there is a place in your city or state where you can go and pick up a live tree, you should travel to the location when you know when you'll be decorating the tree. If you purchase the tree too early, it may wither by the time you want to garnish it. Once you are ready to bring the tree home, you should also make sure that your home is cool enough to keep the tree alive; traditional Christmas trees thrive in cold weather, so turning the heat down slightly will keep the pine needles from turning brown quickly.

You should also consider the size of the Christmas trees before you take one home as well. Are you going to be displaying the tree in the family room, or the largest room in the house? Will you be setting it up in the dining room this year? This will help you to figure out how tall and wide the tree should be, and you'll have an idea of what to tell the individuals cutting your tree after you've gotten the measurements for the room. A 'baby' tree may be best if you are living in an apartment or townhouse, and is just the right size for children to decorate.

Keep in mind that there are also some synthetic Christmas trees that you can purchase from local department stores. This way, you won't have to buy a real tree each year (although the smell of fresh pine is indicative of the holiday), and you can put the tree up any time you like. Check out stores like Walmart and Target for great 'fake' Christmas trees that look just like the real thing; you can also check the websites for these stores to order a tree from the internet; the site will have instructions for caring for the tree as well, in addition to some ideas for decorating the tree.

You can find great accents for real or synthetic Christmas trees when you visit sites like www.merrynews.com. The forum has all different types of links that will connect you to companies that offer one-of-a-kind ornaments and garnishes, and you'll get some suggestions for creating homemade decorations for your Christmas trees as well. Happy holidays!

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