We were sent a base with our tree, this has metal screws which you tighten into the base of the tree to keep it secure and a water tray for holding the water which will keep the tree alive (I just need to remember to keep this topped up). The branches needed a little coaxing into place as they had been in the netting and we left to settle for a while to dry out before decorating.
I am really pleased with this tree, it’s always a worry to have something delivered which you haven’t chosen yourself or seen but this is beautiful and is really full and bushy. Certainly the biggest tree we have ever had in our house – this is a 6ft Nordmanns Fir Christmas Tree, we were also sent 2 mini Christmas trees for the children and some lights to help make a start with our decorating.
The smell is amazing when you walk into the front room now, to me nothing says Christmas more than the smell of a real Christmas tree, and of course I love turning off the lights and sitting watching TV with just the tree lights flickering in the background.
So far the kids have left the tree alone, except helping me to decorate and the needles are all still on the tree – that’s a WIN in my eyes!
Now to start wrapping the presents to place under on Christmas Eve and buy the remaining few I’ve still to get and I am all set for Christmas.
|Decorated by the kids – I’m fighting the urge to tweak a little|
I have already shared a discount code with you, however if you did miss it and would like a real tree in your own home – please do use this code as you will get £10 off your order as well as a FREE gift pack with your order. Code – EM15 – use this at checkout www.pinesandneedles.com
|The kids wouldn’t wait for me to buy small decorations but they love their mini trees in their rooms|