For many of us the Christmas tree represents that special time of the year and while the trees itself symbolizes the event, the actual choosing of a tree, decorating of a tree and gathering around the tree are great special family moments. While the tree itself will perhaps not be remembered exactly by the time you are at next Christmas, the happiness shared around the tree will most certainly remain with you.
There are various options of trees to choose from and the types of tress and the way they are decorated vary differently from country to country. There are real potted Christmas trees of many varieties as well as imitation trees. For many, myself included, the real potted Christmas tree is the preference as the smell of the tree combined with the feeling of the tree itself has a much more emotional response.
Whether you choose a potted Christmas tree or have a Christmas tree stand for your tree you need to make sure that both the pot or the stand are up to the task of holding your tree in the right position for the entire period of the holidays.
Some Christmas trees can be purchased with Christmas tree stands, other types of tree stands can be designed at home taking advantage of what you have on hand to make sure the tree is staying where it should be. I can recall many years ago, we made a very basic Christmas tree stand that was decorated with two concrete blocks. As children at that time, we decorated stand with Christmas paper. This was a very rudimentary Christmas tree stand but it did last the duration of the holiday period and for us it was adequate.
As well as the types of trees the way we decorate has huge variations. A lot of the decorative options relate to personal choice or style. There is no right or wrong way to decorate a Christmas tree, and the more fun and sharing a family has together in this process can often make the event more special. Even if perhaps the end result is less than the optimal vision of style at your home during Christmas.
For decorating the Xmas tree there are a variety of ornaments available, from those that you purchase through to the hand made options. Many trees are topped with stars or angels. You will often find there are beautiful glass balls or special Christmas themed ornaments used as well. In addition to these we have tinsel, streamers, popcorn, candy cane and of course many more. Children can assist not only in the decoration of the tree itself but in the making of the decorations. They can design shapes and images coated with all manner of glitter or special papers to give the twinkling effect when completed and put on the tree.
The types of Christmas tree lights available now are in themselves giving a great decorative choice. Coming in all range of sizes, colors and lengths and they make a great display in the evenings, especially when combined with your sparkling reflective ornaments. These Christmas tree lights also can be used around the room or the house to add a little more color and light to the Christmas period.
Choices of tree decoration are almost limitless. If you look around during the Christmas holidays at other peoples Christmas trees, you will find that each tree is decorated differently from the next. So your Christmas tree, however you decorate it will be individual, the amount of time and energy you spend in decorating will not necessarily be reflected in the final product and the experience of the process should be something to concentrate on rather than final results.
So whether you have a potted Christmas Tree, a home made or purchased Christmas tree stand or you go with the more untraditional imitation tree, make sure you get the most entertainment you can from the decoration process with your family. Remember Christmas is only once a year, make the most of it.