Text by Jenna Birch
Graphics by Betty Gay
Thanksgiving may be over, but the festivities will continue through the beginning of January in most homes. Many families have a tradition of picking out and setting up their Christmas tree after Turkey Day, then gathering together to decorate it with ornaments, lights, and garlands. Our pines, spruces, and firs transform into glittering, sparkling icons of the magic of the holidays thanks to a little love and helping hands!
Once you’ve brought your tree home — or if you believe faux is the way to go — check out these 13 tips for taking care of your evergreen, whether it’s live or artificial!
If your family has yet to skip on over to a tree farm and pick out the perfect live tree this year, take a peek at our guide on how to pick a Christmas tree. We’ve put together seven essential tips, and you can visit the National Christmas Tree Association to find a tree farm near you to put these tips to the test.
Find even more festive holiday decor, recipes, and tips below!