Pines And Needles – A Family Tradition

When it comes to Christmas I’m sure that for many of you traditions are something that come hand in hand with this special time of year. From preparing the mince pie and milk for Santa to visiting the big man himself our family have a whole host of traditions that we added to with Pines and Needles a couple of years ago now.

Just before Christmas I told you all about the benefits of getting a tree from this amazing company from being able to select your tree from the comfort of your own home, the ease of it being delivered straight to your front door and even the option to have it completely set up and decorated for you.

For us though the decorating part is one of our traditions and as soon as the children came in and saw our grand tree in situ they wanted to get their hands on it and begin the decorating.

The 7ft beauty smelt as good as it looked and we all had such fun adorning each branch with our favourite decorations, even if getting the angel on top was a bit of a struggle!

One worry with real trees is that they won’t last the distance but ours is still going strong and will defiantly still be a focal point for our New Years Eve celebrations.

We really couldn’t recommend the Pines and Needles trees enough and I assure you if you get you order in for next year you won’t be disappointed.

* We were gifted this tree in return for this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.

Getting Christmas Ready With Pines And Needles

For the past two years now I have been lucky enough to celebrate Christmas round one of Pines and Needles beautiful Nordmann Fir Christmas trees.

Pines and Needles offer a completely unique service that allows you to choose your tree from the comfort of your own home or go along to one of those many stores and select your own which they can then deliver to you or you can take home with you there and then.

If you want a little more than just a tree they also offer decoration service ranging from a fully decorated tree or simply threading of the lights which I know is a job that I always hate doing!

Something else that is always a pain is the disposal of the tree after Christmas but Pines and Needles have this covered too. They can simply pick up and dispose of your tree after you have stored away all your precious decorations or even come into your home to remove and carefully wrap your decorations as well as removing the tree and tidying up all the mess.

We have been over the moon with our tree each year and can’t wait for this year and if this sounds something that you would be interested in in then there is a summer offer that is still running until the end of this month which gives you 10% off your order. Just add the code SUMMER10 when placing your order and enjoy all that Pines and Needles have to offer.

Pines And Needles:A Family Affair

Last year the lovely people at Pines And Needles introduced me to the world of real tress and since then I would never look back.

From the excitement of going along to select the perfect tree to the the anticipation of it being delivered to the front door the thrill of buying real is pretty special.

The other evening we went along to Pines And Needles wimbeldon branch to take part in their Treetorial event and select our very own tree.

During the event a member of staff who are always kitted out beautifully in their Santa hats and kilts(the trees come from Scotland!) showed the children and gave them a few facts about the trees, let them pick out some decorations to decorate a tree whilst we were there and the highlight for Izzy was getting a ride through the tree wrapping machine!

Filled with their new found knowledge the children picked out a stunning 7ft Norway Spruce that they have named ‘Piney’ who they egarly awaited the delivery of the next evening.

Unfortunately ‘Bruce’ arrived after the little ones bed time but it actually made for a more magical morning as they all rushed down the stairs to see it first thing in the morning. Izzy has already said she knew it was here as the smell has waffted into her bedroom and Oscar immediately dived in for a cuddle proclaiming he loved him!

For the next few hours I had pulling, poking and prodding until it was time to decorate our stunning tree.

After a few fraught moments of twisted lights and broken baubles the tree was complete and had once again become the most beautiful focal point of the front room and the whole story of the chosing, naming and decorating will be a found memory for the whole family to remember for many years to come.

If you are yet to get your tree and think that Pines and Needles is the way to go for you then you can use the code JOYOF5 and this will get you 5% off of your tree of choice.

There are plenty of venues to find across London or you can also purchase online.

I would love to see you trees in all their glory and if you fancy naming yours like us then don’t forget to use the hashtag #brucethespruce on all your social media posts.

*collaborated post

More Than Just A Tree With Pines And Needles

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.

I walked amongst the many trees and had a bit of a hard time trying to select my perfect tree from the huge selection.

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.