Christmas Trees: When to Put Up & Take Down

When should you put up your Christmas tree?

The Christmas tree has become an integral part of celebrating the season of giving; seeing decorated trees all around serves as a reminder that the most wonderful time of the year is here. However, you might ask: when do you put up a Christmas tree? The answers to this question will vary—some answers are deeply rooted in Christmas traditions, while others are a result of modernization. Take a look at the most common timeline for keeping your Christmas tree up in this post from Tree Classics. Continue reading “Christmas Trees: When to Put Up & Take Down”

What are the Colors of Christmas?


Christmas has rich traditions that vary among cultures and families, and one of the most unanimous Christmas staples are the Christmas colors. Every year, we faithfully festoon our homes with evergreens and colorful decorations. Christmas colors are as entrenched in our celebrations as Christmas carols and nativity plays. They hark back to the Middle Ages—a time full of ancient rituals and rich symbolisms.

What are the colors of Christmas and how did they come to represent one of Christianity’s most important yearly celebrations? Keep reading to find out more.

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How to Fluff Your Artificial Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

Whether garnished with embellishments or simple and undecorated, artificial wreaths and garlands are beautiful to look at when they are shaped to their perfect form. Fluffing this foliage is fairly easy, but there are proven methods to make it look truly spectacular. Here are some of Tree Classics’ tips on how to fluff your artificial Christmas wreaths and garlands.

Tree Classic's Kennedy Fir Harvest Wreath fluffed to stunning effect.
Tree Classic’s Kennedy Fir Harvest Wreath fluffed to stunning effect.

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Use Christmas Lights All Year Round

Holiday lights bring warmth and liveliness to any home, and with a little bit of creative re-purposing, you can use your bulbs and LEDs year-round to beautiful effect. Here are some interesting ways to decorate with Christmas lights even after the holidays.

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Using Christmas in July to Test Out Your Tree

It is that time of the year when our friends south of the equator are celebrating Christmas in July. While December is still months away, I like to join in their fun and make the most of this time by testing out my Christmas tree. From inspecting for possible product defects to creating a new holiday décor idea, you can use Christmas in July to get your trees in tip-top shape before the busy Christmas season hits. Take out the tree you’ve had in storage and try these simple steps to test out your tree for Christmas in July.

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