With all this experience, there is just one thing I know for sure – there are NO ugly Christmas trees, and that includes that Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Who knew back in 1965 when I first saw A Charlie Brown Christmas that one day, you could actually buy it.
But I digress. In your quest for picking the perfect Christmas tree, I urge you to be a little pickier than me. Regardless of your taste and definitions of perfection, here are some tips to help you choose the perfect Christmas tree before you even leave your home.
Determine your tree needs:
- Do you have limited space?
- Do you have a particular spot that the tree absolutely has to go?
- How tall a tree do you need? Measure the area where the tree is going from floor to ceiling. Don’t forget to subtract inches or feet to accommodate the tree topper and the Christmas tree stand, plus another 2-6 inches you'll need to trim off the bottom of the trunk in order to water it. If the average price is $20 a foot, do you really want to cut off and throw away $40 worth of tree?
- How wide a tree do you need? Do you really want to watch TV through the branches of your Christmas tree?
- Is there anyone in your family or who will be visiting your home during the holidays that have allergy issues?
- What’s your budget? Your perfect Christmas tree will not only fit in your home, but in your budget as well.