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.

Unboxing and Inspecting Your Tree

Setting up your tree is quite a simple task, but you can easily misplace screws or replacement bulbs if you don’t work out a system. Try to be as organized as possible by making sure that your work area is clean and uncluttered. It is also good practice to read the instructional guide, no matter how experienced you are in assembling a tree, especially if it has new technological features like Tree Classics’ Snap Tree™ technology. For Christmas in July, I’m testing out Tree Classics’ Flocked White Fir Deluxe Christmas tree.

 

The tree sections of the Flocked White Fir Deluxe Christmas tree neatly flattened for shipping.
The tree sections of the Flocked White Fir Deluxe Christmas tree neatly flattened for shipping.

One by one, I took out the parts of my tree from the box and neatly placed them on the ground. I did a quick mental checklist of the items based on what I ordered. With all parts accounted for, I then did a quality check of the tree. You want to inspect everything: branches must be lush, lights functional, and wires undamaged. If you do find a defect on your tree, call customer service right away for assistance.

Assembling and Fluffing the Tree

The tree sections are fit into position, starting from the bottom up.
The tree sections are fit into position, starting from the bottom up.

To assemble your Christmas tree, simply work your way from the bottom up. I folded out my tree stand and attached the tree sections one by one by sliding the tree pole into the stand and trunk. When the top of the tree was in place, I began shaping the branches and fanning out the tips. I angled some of the tips of my tree and arranged the branches to get a nice, even profile. With the tree assembled and fluffed, I looked it over once more to make sure that the foliage was even and the display was stable.

Testing the Lights and Adding Ornaments

One of the elements of a gorgeous display is having an even distribution of lights. On my white xmas tree, I tested out the lights and arranged them while continuously fluffing the foliage until I got a uniform glow.

Don’t stop at a bare display though. Hang your favorite decorations and test the branches to see how they handle the weight of your heavier ornaments. Complete the look of your tree with your tree topper and tree skirt to check how the color of each piece harmonizes and complements your overall look. With December months away, this is the perfect time to test decorating ideas you’ve been wanting to try.

In my living room, I decorated my Flocked White Fir Deluxe Christmas tree in a patriotic theme, combining ribbons and ornaments in red, blue, and white hues for a perfect 4th of July showpiece.

As inspiration for your own decorating idea, you can read all about my decorated tree here.
As inspiration for your own decorating idea, you can read all about my decorated tree here.

Bringing out your tree this time of the year is as practical as it is enjoyable. Not only you can experiment with designs and come up with fresh ideas, but you are also ensuring that you have a hassle-free holiday by inspecting your tree for quality and testing out its features. Join half of the world in their celebration of Christmas in July and have a happy time testing out your tree!