Every year I promise myself ‘next year it will be a real tree’. But, you know what happens don’t you? Christmas rolls around again and I am run off my feet with all the stuff that needs doing and all things I need to go to and I end up saying ‘let’s just get the artificial tree out of the loft again for one more year’. It’s not looking so good these days (the artificial tree) – it’s seen better days and I miss the real trees my parents had each year as I was growing up. I want H to enjoy the pleasure of having a real tree at Christmas too.
There’s something about a real tree isn’t there? It’s the smell, the look, the freshness. It’s the joy of having something naturally beautiful in your house. A real Christmas tree makes the house feel more festive and I do think green is a very restful colour to have about the house.This year I decided that the best way to get my dose of greenery was to take up Pines and Needles up on their offer of a tree. I’m counting down the days now until my real tree is delivered. I love that it’s such an easy option: you just pick the height and type of tree you want and order it. You can choose a delivery slot and your tree is delivered to your door. What could be easier than that? In the past it has been getting the tree home in the car that has partly put be off getting one and I’m happy to get something delivered rather than have to go and collect it. When you are run off your feet you don’t need extra work do you? You can even order a decorated tree from Pines and Needles if you don’t want to decorate your own. If you live in London the delivery team arrive in kilts and santa hats apparently – that would cause a stir in the street wouldn’t it?
If you order a tree from Pines and Needles, you can use my discount code 92three30. Use this at the online checkout for a tree order and they will send you a Christmas gift pack free of charge (holly/mistletoe/mini tree). I’ll be sharing pictures of my tree on social media when it arrives towards the end of this month. Why not order your tree now before you forget or get bogged down in festive preparations?