Hey all! This is the first year in my life, when I will be buying a Christmas tree and I am super excited about that. Want to know why? Well because, being a Hindu, I have never stopped myself by any religion or regional tag. I love wandering around and having yummy Ramzan dishes, I adore spending peaceful time in Gurudwara and just like Diwali, every year I heart to celebrate Christmas. Owning a Christmas tree is going to be a bigger achievement for me :)
Actually I had a bit of trouble in finding the right tree for me. I have searched a lot in internet, but was not able to find the one that are grown & used in India. I went to look at plant nurseries, both mall and roadside ones, as there was nobody to guide me on this, I came across some variants which I felt can be used as a Christmas tree. I felt today is the right day to tell you about this, as you can take time deciding & shop for the perfect one before Christmas day. Costing goes according to the size of the tree/plant. Want to have a look over them? Alright!
These are not actual Christmas tree/plant, but if you want to have a pinch of festive feel at home, then this is a good buy. It can become as a dense conical tree, but regular cutting and styling will help retain the look. The almost yellow shoots are a bit strong to hold a light-weight garland (will soon post a DIY for it) for decoration or you can simply illuminate it around. Cost starts from Rs. 150/-
Also called as Star Pine, this one is very close to being called as Christmas tree, it grows huge and a lot of decoration is recommended here :) the leaves and branches are defined and strong, hence any décor piece (check here & here) can be hung over it. The leaves are loose and long. Cost starts from Rs.280/- This tree is also been confused as the below one…
This is the actual Christmas tree used in India, also called as Cook Pine. Cost starts from Rs.320/- It’s leaves are held tight inwards and are small in length. You can hang any decor piece on this as well. When the above one and this one grow up, they both look just the same; only the previous one looks visually stronger (to me ;)).
I guess I found the one for me; I will take the Star Pine. What about you guys? Please let me know, which one are you looking to invest in? In the meanwhile you can have a good study about Christmas at Why Christmas. I will come up with more ideas for you very soon, especially if you are not willing to buy a tree/plant, but still want your home to have a festive look. Till then enjoy exploring!