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Our Christmas Forest Real Christmas Tree

December 18, 2018

Christmas is really a treat for the senses. The sights of the festive twinkly lights and rosy cheeks. The Christmas songs playing everywhere you go. The tasty treats, mince pies, pigs in blankets and alllll the chocolates and then there are the6 smells! Oh the Smells. Tinsel, Cinnamon and the scent of a real Christmas tree. So Fresh. So Festive. 

Liam and I always pride ourselves on our Christmas Tree and we have a gorgeous fake one in the loft that looks real, but this year we were sent a real one from the Christmas Forest to review. 

I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about not being able to choose one myself – I’m quite particular about spacing and shape, but I was ready to embrace whatever share we were sent

Preparing the tree

I needn’t have worried, It arrives early on the day that I was advised in a big red sack. Inside that it was netted up. Instructions said to cut a slice off the bottom so we did that first and then stood it up in the stand that came supplied. We then secured it in place once it was straight and gave it a drink.

The Big Reveal

Liam sliced off the netting while I stood back and watched the branches spring to life.

Well… She was huge! Not just tall but really wide and bushy too. I hate to admit it but I don’t think I could have picked a better shape if I’d gone and chosen one myself. It really is a stunning tree.

We left her branches to settle for a few hours before putting the lights on and then once Dexter was home from school, we got out the ornaments.

 The kids and I decorated together while I had palpitations at the way they threw everything together with reckless abandon. They had a great time putting it all together, something I’d not let them do before. Of course once they were in bed, I tidied it up a bit. 

About Christmas Forest

The Christmas Forest sell mainly Scottish grown trees up to an 8ft trees online (12ft available when called in requests with a selection of different pine trees to choose from.
Trees can be home delivered, offering a selection of delivery dates/times – taking the stress out of families to go and pick them up, or you can go along and select your own from 10 pop up stores across London. They also have a tree collection service at the end of the season, with recycling option in our London catchment area

Christmas Forest also support the charity Tree aid: who plant one tree in Africa for every one we sell – Through Tree Aid we have planted over 230000 trees in the drylands of Africa

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