On Monday our Pines and Needles tree arrived, it
was handled well in delivery as it arrived in perfect condition. We were sent the 6ft Nordman Fir (£53.95)
and it was the ideal size for our living room.
The boys were thrilled to see their very first real Christmas tree in
our own house.
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Hubbie quickly placed it in the medium
water-holding stand (£20.95); we had none of the hassle of having to
gradually build our tree branch by branch like we have done every other year
with our old artificial tree. It was a
pleasure having a simple set up so we could fast forward to the fun part of the
boys getting stuck in decorating, although its an idea to let it dry out a bit after its journey.
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stand was very sturdy which really helped keep the tree stable even when the
dog decided to investigate it!
I placed one of the branches from
my old tree next to this real tree and I quickly realised just how fake it
looked by comparison, my Pines and Needles tree was a lush and healthy
green. It creates such an impact when
you walk into the room; it really is the most beautiful tree. It’s a lovely shaped tree you can tell its
been hand pruned with lots of care and attention. It is also a child friendly tree as the needles are very
soft. My hubbie really loves the smell
of the tree it reminds him of his own childhood.
At first I thought perhaps it was
losing more needles than I expected for a premium non-drop Christmas tree, but
we soon realised that it was the dog going next to the tree and shaking the
branches with her mouth! Now I have
told her no she seems to be listening and the needles are thankfully lasting
After delivery its essential you
look after your tree to keep it in tip top condition, making sure you keep the
water stand topped up with 2 – 3 inches of water and positioning the tree away
from a direct heat source.
We were also sent two of the mini Christmas trees
(£14.95 each); these are quite cute and would be a nice little treat for
younger children. If decorating the big
tree is too much smaller children might find these much more manageable.
Use the code SLEEP to get 10% off your own
order. I have had such a positive
experience with Pines and Needles I would definitely recommend their products and its so convenient having your tree delivered to your door, no having to drive in dreadful weather conditions to pick out your own! Even better if you live in London the delivery drivers come wearing hats and kilts!