No matter how cold it gets and how many carols we find ourselves forced to listen to every time we go shopping during the holiday season, everyone can agree that Christmas is the most magical time of the year.
While mothers seclude themselves in the kitchen trying to bake cookies and delicious meals for the whole family, as well as for the family friends, distant relatives, neighbors, the neighbors’ relatives, and the neighbors’ family friends, fathers have one important job to do. Maybe it sounds like a lot of cooking, but after everyone pitches in to decorate the Christmas tree, it would be hard to dress the tree in tinsel on an empty stomach.
If something is for sure, however, is that the head of the family has to carry out his duty flawlessly and make sure to pick the best Christmas tree out of the pile. One job, one opportunity to deliver the perfect results, once a year. Choosing the perfect tree does not necessarily means one has to be a trained Christmas tree picker or something of the sort. All you need are several simple steps.
Selecting the perfect Christmas Tree
First of all, make sure to measure the height of the ceiling. Also, take into account the height of the stand. Shape is everything, and retailers will go out of their lengths to make you pay more for the perfect cone shaped Christmas tree. Hence, make sure you have a clear idea of what shape you would like your tree to have and check with multiple vendors before deciding on the best choice.
While it may take a more experienced tree-chooser to be able to tell the difference between a fresh tree and a withering one, one simple solution will get you out of the pinch instantly. Seeing that most tree lost assistants do not work on commission, tip one of them to help you chose a long-lasting tree.
Caring for the Christmas Tree
Ultimately, after deciding on the perfect Christmas tree, bring it home and take care of it. In order to be able to enjoy the tree for longer periods of time, make a fresh cut at the base of the trunk, of at least one inch. Finally, place the tree in water immediately after. If the trunk scabs over, the tree will no longer be able to absorb vital nutrients and it will consequently wither away.
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