But while it can be fun, there are a few things that need some thought when it comes to putting up the tree in your home. Deciding between real or fake is one, but where to actually place your Christmas tree also needs some consideration.
The origins of bringing a tree inside the home for Christmas
The Christmas tree has been a symbolic focal point for many years. It is thought the Germans were the first to bring it into the home and other Northern European territories would hang them upside down from the rafters.
Think about what you want from your tree
Christmas trees often look beautiful. Covered in pretty colours and twinkly lights, they instantly make a room feel festive and cosy. And like many families do, if you have the same decorations year-on-year, your Christmas tree can also make you feel particularly nostalgic about previous year’s special festive celebrations.
If you simply want your Christmas tree to be for decoration purposes only, ensure it’s in a room you spend a lot of time in, so that you get a lot of opportunities to look at it.
However, if you actually use your Christmas tree to place presents under and sit around opening them on the big day, then you should think about positioning it in a room with plenty of space, as opposed to squeezing it into a corner.