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 will be able to 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 a very basic Christmas tree stand that we made with two concrete blocks which we, the children, decorated with Christmas paper. This was a very rudimentary Christmas tree stand but it did last the duration of the holiday period and therefore 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.