When the Christmas season comes everyone is eager to get the day to assemble the Christmas tree. To avoid making ugly in the decoration, check in this post some important information about the main symbol of the party.
What is the origin of the Christmas tree?
Long before Christ the tree was already considered a divine symbol, since several people worshiped and realized some festivals in his favor. But it was in the region of the Baltic countries that the pagan people began to adorn the pines similar to what the people do today.
In the eighth century the triangular shape of the pine was associated with the Holy Trinity and its leaves to the eternity of Jesus. It was born then, the Christmas Tree so well known and cultivated today.
It is believed that the first Christmas tree was decorated in Latvia or Germany, but only in the nineteenth century did this practice arrive in the United States and later in Latin America.
How to Choose a Christmas Tree
With the tradition of preparing a tree to decorate the homes to receive the biggest party of the year, several options appeared. Currently, the Christmas tree is not present only in homes, but in companies, offices and commercial points.
But do you know how to choose the Christmas tree for each environment or situation? We separate some tips for you to select the best tree to decorate every corner of your home and office.
To the guest room
If you are going to host family or friends at home for the Christmas party, you need to make the Christmas spirit go around the house. In this case, the most recommended is to prepare a lovely mini tree to put on the headboard of the bed or sideboard of the room.
With good lighting the Christmas tree can serve as night light in the bedroom. Bet on small trees, well adorned and with a welcome message to make your guests feel more at ease.
For those who do not have the time
The assembly and decoration of the Christmas tree is one of the most beloved moments, especially if it is done in the family. But it is not everyone who has this time and willingness to live in that moment.
In that case, bet on trees that already come with the branches mounted on the trunk. The assembly process is simple, since the model already comes with built-in light. So what you're going to need is just sprucing it up with some holiday items.
To the office
It is not just the house that needs to enter the Christmas spirit. So, invest in a Christmas tree to decorate your office or commercial establishment. Depending on the space, it is possible to mount a tree of the normal size.
Now if the office has little space, bet on the mini-tree. To further enhance the decor, reserve a space to place the tree, garland and other items that you find important for the environment.
For those who have space at home
If you have ample space the most suitable is to buy a tree that has almost the height of the right foot of the room. Bet on the traditional design that has the broadest base and tapers to the top.
For the decoration to be more beautiful select those models of trees well filled and with enough branches and branches. Then just put many embellishments, balls and flasher to leave the tree flashy.
For winter regions
Those who live in colder regions during the Christmas period can bet on snowy Christmas trees. In the market it is possible to find very realistic models that count on branches very similar to the pine with snow.
The snowy tree is an excellent taste to make a Christmas decoration in your home. If you put decorations in gold and crystal colors, the scenery will look like a movie scene.
For those who have little space
Those who live in apartments and small homes may find it difficult to find a tree that fits well in space. In that case, if you want something more traditional you can opt for a small pine tree.
To compensate for the lack of height, mount the tree on a low table. You can position it on a side or center table. Do not forget to put a cloth to cover the foot of the tree.
When to mount the Christmas tree
Because it is a Christian practice and represent the birth of Jesus, tradition recommends that Christmas decorations should be assembled gradually. The start should be on the 4th Sunday preceding Christmas Day.
On that date is celebrated the first Sunday of Advent, which is the period before 25 December. So for the Christian tradition this is the day you should start to assemble the Christmas tree and make the decoration of the whole house.
If you are to set up a crib at the foot of the tree, the baby Jesus should not be placed in the manger before the night of December 24, which is the official birth date of Jesus Christ.
When to dismount the Christmas tree
Both the assembly and the dismantling of the main Christmas symbol has a date defined by the Christian tradition. So, you must dismantle the tree and all Christmas decorations on January 6th.
The reason for this date is the commemoration of the Day of Kings, when the three Magi will visit Jesus and present him. In the assembly of the crib, the Magi can only be close to Jesus a little before disassembly.
When the crib is assembled, the Magi must remain a little away from the baby Jesus. Therefore, on Christmas Day the entire Christmas celebration should be finalized and all decorative items stored for the next year.
How to make and assemble a Christmas tree
- Choose the type of Christmas tree;
- It can be natural as pine, abute, spruce, cedar or tuia or artificial;
- If you opt for a natural tree you need to separate a stand with water reserve;
- In case of choosing an artificial tree, prefer models that the lights installed in the branches;
- The color of the branches is a point of attention when choosing the tree;
- If you prefer to make a classic decoration, opt for the tree with green branches;
- If you want to refer to winter, bet in blue, silver or purple;
- The golden, silver and bronze trees are excellent for those who want to leave the most sophisticated environment;
- Now if the intention is to diversify, invest in hot or cold colors like the subtons of blue or red;
- Choose the christmas balls according to the color of the branches;
- Purchase or create Christmas ornaments that match the decor of the house;
- To finish, select the lighting of the Christmas tree;
- Prefer lights that do not play music;
- Avoid buying flashing lights all the time;
- To avoid mistakes, choose white lights;
- When choosing the amount of lights use common sense and creativity.
How to decorate a Christmas tree
- The first step is to hang the lights;
- Place from top to bottom, attaching the lights to the branches;
- Now hang the garlands and ribbons;
- Then place the ornament that goes on the top of the tree;
- For this, the most common ornaments are the star, artificial flower, cross, snowflake, angel and bow;
- Begin to hang the Christmas ornaments;
- Put an ornament from each category to each side of the tree;
- Larger ornaments must be close to the trunk;
- The lighter should stay on top;
- The heavier ones on the bottom;
- Ready! Now just turn on the lights to see the result.
Inspirational Christmas Trees to Decorate Your Home for Christmas
Picture 1 - Worth putting balls of different materials in the Christmas tree
Picture 2 - How about betting on a simpler Christmas tree, without ceasing to be stylish?
Picture 3 - Christmas deserves a luxurious tree
Picture 4 - For the most romantic.
Picture 5 - You can use the all white ornaments to compose the Christmas tree
Picture 6 - That you have a colorful Christmas.
Picture 7 - For those who like something simple, can take some pine branches and form a tree on the wall.
Picture 8 - Bet on a Christmas tree of different colors
Picture 9 - Put assorted ornaments on the Christmas trees
Image 10 - The cleanest tree is a luxury only.
Image 11 - Look at that different tree!
Picture 12 - You can make a tree with any material
Picture 13 - To decorate a coffee table, prepare a small tree.
Picture 14 - If you have a child at home, there is nothing better than to decorate the tree with children's items.
Image 15 - How about making a layer of ornaments by color? The result is incredible!
Image 16 - Have you ever imagined a tree adorned with black and white items? See how the result was!
Image 17 - To make a different Christmas tree, just use creativity.
Image 18 - Are you a fan of handicrafts? Look how you can create a cardboard tree
Image 19 - The tree is one of the main symbols of Christmas.
Image 20 - A tree full of details.
Picture 21 - Mix flowers, balls and ornaments of different shapes to decorate the Christmas tree
Image 22 - Using special materials it is possible to give the impression of a snowy Christmas tree.
Picture 23 - Who loves to take a beer will love this tree!
Picture 24 - Mount the tree by means of puzzle and place on the wall. Then just complement the decor with a blinker.
Picture 25 - How about making several large loops of the fabric of your choice and put on the tree?
Image 26 - Capriche on Christmas tree decoration.
Image 27 - Use small Christmas trees to make the decoration of the supper table.
Picture 28 - Blue and gold is the perfect match.
Picture 29 - Who likes to keep a Christmas tree full of ornaments, ideas is what is not lacking.
Picture 30 - Distribute several papal noels across every tree.
Picture 31 - Do not forget to decorate the feet of the tree.
Picture 32 - Ever thought of sprucing up the Christmas tree with family photos?
Picture 33 - Using rope it is possible to make a beautiful Christmas tree on the wall of your house.
Image 34 - Everyone imagines Christmas in the snow. Therefore, nothing better than producing a tree with these characteristics.
Picture 35 - Decorate a table with mini Christmas trees.
Image 36 - Reserve a place to leave your Christmas tree
Image 37 - For a large tree, use ornaments proportional to size.
Picture 38 - How about decorating the Christmas tree inspired by some movie or country?
Image 39 - Even a video game can be an inspiration.
Image 40 - Did you know that by adding several wine corks you an incredible Christmas tree?
Picture 41 - Count the days to arrive Christmas
Picture 42 - Make a simple Christmas tree gracing with balls.
Image 43 - Treats can not be left out.
Image 44 - Very bright and sophisticated.
Image 45 - Embellish the tree with the initials of the names of the guests.
Picture 46 - Bet in bold colors when decorating the Christmas tree.
Image 47 - Putting some Christmas ornaments you can transform a cactus into a beautiful Christmas tree.
Image 48 - People! Creativity goes a long way!
Picture 49 - How about investing in warm colors when preparing your Christmas tree?
Picture 50 - Or you can mix the silver with the gold.
Picture 51 - Hang some photos on the Christmas tree to get more to your face
Picture 52 - It is very luxury in a lonely tree.
Picture 53 - Cherish the little treats.
Image 54 - Embellish the Christmas tree with some details in red.
Picture 55 - Look how sensational this tree made of rope.
Image 56 - Giant tree to leave in the center of the room.
Image 57 - If the money is short, improvise a Christmas tree.
Image 58 - Even that favorite plant can turn into your Christmas tree.
Image 59 - Good lighting is the difference of any trees.
Image 60 - Make a photo montage in the shape of a Christmas tree
The Christmas tree is one of the main symbols of the holiday. So follow our tips to decorate it as best you can and get inspired by the ideas we share in this post.