Christmas trees have been around since the 1830’s and are most definitely the centrepiece of the home when it comes to Christmas decorations.
The mere sight and smell of a real tree is one of the biggest gifts that Christmas brings.
From the end of November I am champing at the bit to get mine up and love everything about the whole process from picking the tree to adorning it with beautiful decorations.
This year I was lucky enough to be asked along by the lovely people at Pines And Needles to one of their many pop up shops that span London and the South Of England to pick out my very own tree.
I was greeted with a warm welcome, the sweet sound of carol singers and a sea of beautiful green trees that immediately set my Christmas spirit alight.
There wasn’t a spindily, sparce tree in sight. Just a huge array of stunning trees with thick, beautifully scented branches that were just screaming to be decorated!
The staff were more than happy to help and the whole family feel of Pines And Needles is something I was immediately taken with.
The company was started from the back of a horse cart by Josh and Sam Lyle – two entrepreneurial brothers that have grown their vast business whilst still keeping a friendly, welcoming feel that is so important.
With my tree chosen and a few mince pies eaten all that was let now was to wait for it to be delivered straight the door the following day.
This is a fantastic service that takes a huge hassle out of shopping for a real tree and it doesn’t stop there. You can also have it installed and decorated for you by the team.
I was absolutely gutted to be in the school run when our tree arrived, but it was a wonderful suprise to come home to my husband standing by the tree that had been bought in and erected in the perfect spot with no mess at all.
The look on the children’s faces was absolutely priceless and their little fingers were twitching with excitement to get it decorated.
It’s moments like these that I will treasure forever and hope that the memories of receiving this wonderful tree will last a lifetime as after all for me the happiness of children is what Christmas is all about.