YOUR 2012 CHRISTMAS CALENDAR
There is nothing worse than getting your Christmas tree too late, or even too early. So the team at Needlefresh (yes, we still go out and buy our own !) are going to share their timetable with you:
1st - 2nd DECEMBER
It may seem early but if you don’t start thinking about it now you will have to rush later. This weekend is the perfect time to decide on what size and type of tree you require.
Check out your local retailer - type your postcode into our 'where to buy your tree?' and the all the information about your local suppliers of Needlefresh trees will appear. It will also list the types of trees they stock.
Decide on a date to pick up your tree- Most trees will comfortably last the full festive season through to the 12th night.
8th - 9th DECEMBER - MAKE A DAY OF IT!
This is a good time to go and purchase your tree. When you get home put it outside in the garden and take the wrapping off - this gives the branches a chance to settle back to their natural position. Don't forget to take the NEEDLEFRESH QUALITY GUARANTEED label off and keep it. With your number and your label colour you will be able to find out where your tree was grown. Get the decorations unpacked and most importantly make sure your lights work!
15th - 16th DECEMBER
It is now time to bring your tree inside. If it is a cut tree place its base in a water holding container. If it is a pot grown tree place the pot onto a saucer or in a decorative water tight cover pot. Give your tree a good watering and leave it to it acclimatise to your house.
Position the tree in your chosen place for the Christmas spell; the main tree should be dry enough now (if not leave to dry a little longer) Decorate and enjoy!
Awaiting the star
CHRISTMAS IS NEARLY HERE!
16th DECEMBER - 6th JANUARY
ENJOY YOUR NEEDLEFAST REAL CHRISTMAS TREE!
Saturday 5th JANUARY 2013 - MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
Put the tree on some newspaper to catch any debris as you remove the decorations - carefully remove the Decorations and re-pack them - put the tree outside and arrange to dispose of it sensibly (your local retailer/garden centre will advise you on how to recycle your tree).
When Should Christmas Decorations And Tree Be Taken Down?
Traditionally the Christmas tree and decorations should be taken down on Twelfth Night.
When Is Twelfth Night?
Twelfth Night is the evening of the 5th January, the evening preceding Twelfth Day.
This is the eve of the Epiphany, the final day of the Christmas festivities.
The actual date for Twelfth Night has always caused confusion. The reason has to do with how we interpret ‘eve’ and ‘night’. It is our modern understanding that a new day starts at midnight. In times gone when the sun went down, that was the end of day. When you went to sleep that was the beginning of the next day therefore the night was at the start of the day, not at the end. the Twelfth night after Christmas would have been the evening before 6 January, the twelfth and final day of the Christmas festivities.