I was asked by the lovely folk over at Creekside Christmas to review one of their beautiful real Christmas trees and of course I jumped at the chance! Over the years, we have had both real and fake Christmas trees but I have to say that for me, nothing but real will do for our main tree.
Nothing compares to that amazing smell of a real Christmas tree. I just love coming downstairs and being greeted by that smell every morning, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. I tend to go over the top with decorations every year and they have a tendency to spread to every room in the house, I just can’t help myself but the main tree in our living room will always be the centre point for us. We always always always decorate the tree together as a family and it is without doubt my most favourite night of the whole year. And then of course, it is there twinkling in the background until the big day itself when Santa leaves our presents under the tree!
Creekside Christmas have a great range of Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir trees in all different sizes with prices starting at just £24.99. They have a great guide on their website if you’re not sure where to start, from choosing your variety of tree to how to take proper care of it. I chose the Nordmann Fir and it is an absolute beauty! It has a classic shape and green glossy needles that are said to be more children and pet friendly than other varieties. It has become the most popular Christmas tree in the UK as it holds its needles so well. Obviously there is no such thing as a 100% drop free tree but this is as near as you will get. Since our tree arrived on Thursday, I can count on my fingers how many needles have dropped so it doesn’t get much better than that. I am seriously impressed so far. Just look at it! I love it! A lovely height with a perfect branch for our fairy to sit on and it is just so full and bushy with amazingly thick glossy needles.
If ordering a Christmas tree online isn’t for you and you want thoroughly inspect your tree before buying, then you can visit them at one of their two locations in London. Creekside Christmas offer delivery for all of their beautiful real Christmas trees within central and greater London and this year they will have stalls in Greenwich around the Cutty Sark area as well as in Woolwich. You are welcome to have a browse and select your own tree and they will be wrapped on location, meaning that you can look before you buy and if you have no way of getting it home, they can also arrange delivery too.
A huge thank you to Creekside Christmas I love our tree so much!
*** UPDATE ***
It only seems fair that I should update this review post because let’s face it, what everybody knows with a real tree is did it survive Christmas? In a word – YES! In fact it more than survived Christmas and was by far the best tree we have had in many many years. Every morning I would come downstairs to be greeted by that amazing Christmas tree smell – it never faded. And the tree remained in superb condition even after three weeks. I was so sad to have to take it down in fact because it still looked so pretty! The needles were so thick and glossy and the drop was absolutely minimal throughout the whole of Christmas time.
I’ve added a couple of photos here when we took the tree down on 2nd January and you can see that there is not a droop in sight, it is still full and bushy. Usually the taking down of the decorations and removing the tree sees a carpet of needles drop but not with this tree. That’s it. I was seriously impressed. Previous trees have seen me have to scoop up mounds of needles with a dustpan before I can even attempt to vacuum. I couldn’t believe just how little this tree dropped.
A huge thank you once again to Creekside Christmas for the best tree ever!