Christmas is just a few weeks away and while we scramble to get things sorted earlier this year, it’s time to consider how we’re making this time different, more magical, more spectacular, more…real.
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Grab a drink or snack because we’re going to dive into the fabulous... or questionable Christmas trends of 2021!
Some would agree that our Christmas tree decorations are a reflection of ourselves. When it comes down to it, do you go the extra mile and change it up or keep to tradition?
One of my favourite things to do in the festive season is pick out some comedic decorations I can add to my tree, it’s crazy what you can find in bauble form these days. Special shout-out to my Pines and Needles decorations
that look magnificent every year and get me plenty of compliments! I like interchanging sometimes between red and gold or white and silver.
If you’re looking for a cleaner look this year, tree skirts
are also SO in. Brits are opting in for the ‘rising in popularity’ trend more than ever. Not only does it cover the base, but you can continue your decoration theme from top to bottom!
One of THE biggest trends I’m seeing is the ‘rainbow’ gradient decorated Christmas tree. Can we just appreciate how aesthetically pleasing that looks? If you’ve got the energy, why not, right?
Many experts however are predicting that many will opt for a more subtle look this year. Emmie Brookman, Creative Director of homeware store Silver Mushroom
believes: “The glamorous decorations will switch to a more subtle, stripped back, country style this year using mostly natural materials. For Christmas décor the trendiest pieces will be made from wood, feathers, pine cones and even dried fruit!"
This brings me to the subject of the most real trend this year, which is sustainability. Although not really a ‘trend’ but more of an awakening, more and more of us are realising that one massive way to reduce our carbon footprint is sticking to natural, recyclable products. My research led me to find that “The Carbon Trust estimates that a 2 metre (6.5ft) artificial tree has a carbon footprint around 40kg CO2e, more than twice that of a real tree that ends its life in landfill, and more than ten times that of real trees that are burnt”
Pines and Needles offers the extremely helpful service of indoor/outdoor removal and recycling
. Christmas trees can be chipped into mulch or used for park footpaths or bridleways. Help the planet; make sure you get a REAL
Christmas tree every year with us and become part of the Pines and Needles family.
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