One reason I look forward to the holidays is the time I get to spend with my family. Besides the foods, fun activities, carols, and the snow, being together with my family and just basking in the blessing of the season is enough to get me all mushy and immensely grateful. I also love the decorations that come with Christmas and
We will be away for the holidays, and I decided not to get a proper Christmas tree because I can’t bear the thought of throwing out a perfectly good tree on December 19th or returning home to a dead fir in the New Year. It’s going to break my heart – I’m a sucker for lasting decorations. Of course, I also get the plastic tree appeal, but I’d rather go for the deal.
So to pull me out of this dilemma, I decided to settle for what I call The Traveler’s Tree. If there are travel-size first aid kits, makeup kits, boxes, food packs, and whatnot, there should be travel-size Christmas trees too.
Here are three tips that helped me transport my Christmas tree with me:
- Miniature sizes work better
It’s a delight to have your Christmas tree standing tall and healthy. But when looking o travel with your tree, it’s best to go for small/mini trees. While it may not be as regal as the usual Christmas tree, it will nonetheless put you in the festive month without feeling bad about not having a tree.
- Still on the minis…
Let your ornaments and tree décor be small too. Smaller balls, strings, lights, stars, angels, and other décor items.
- Prepare for transporting
Depending on your mode of transportation and how long you will be en route, you should prepare how to keep your tree refreshed and safe on the journey to your destination.
Is it going to the trunk of the car? Are you driving or flying for hours or minutes? These questions and more ought to be answered to care for the travel on the way effectively.
Keep the tree away from the vehicle’s heat (for instance, away from the position of the exhaust pipe), ensure it has enough space, so the needles do not break off, put it in a vase, and water it from time to time, etc.
I hope you become lovers of traveler’s trees with these tips!
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