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Halloween Trees

Halloween’s the time for letting the spirit of craft move you to make spooky stuff – even if it’s just a simple pom-pom with some oversized googly eyes stuck on it. And what better place to showcase all that blood, sweat and tears than a Halloween tree!  You can always go out and buy some […]

Fairy Lights aren’t just for Christmas trees

Are you cheugy? It’s Gen-Z’s latest insult for uncool millennials that try a little too hard. Pronounced chew-gee, it was coined on TikTok by a 23-year-old, and guess what’s high on the list of offending lifestyle choices? Fairy lights!  Surely the clue’s in the name. Who among us hasn’t had our day brightened by these […]

Christmas in Spring- bbq instead of a roast?

Santa’s been spotted outside the Scottish parliament building with his placard protesting to keep Christmas where it belongs. But he’s fighting a losing battle this year because Christmas in spring will become a reality for many of you because of Covid, likewise a bbq instead of roast.  But you don’t have to abandon the turkey […]

Easter – Decorating isn’t limited to Christmas

Easter falls on Sunday 4th April this year so it’s Easter decorating time folks, and if this all sounds alien to you then you’d better get used to the idea quite frankly.  Decorating isn’t limited to Christmas these days and whether we’re opening the door on this world for you for the first time or […]

February 2021 National Heart Month – Time to get Outdoors

The great outdoors didn’t look so great in January. The icky weather made swapping the wild blue yonder with trying to beat the daily lockdown blues a sad reality for many and you’re not alone if your daily walk became a casualty of the mid-winter slump. But the arrival of nifty little February wants to […]

How to get over Christmas

Well, that’s it all over for another year, and while this probably won’t go down as the best Christmas on record despite that beautiful tree from CrimboTrees making it all the merrier, post-Christmas blues are descending fast. The festivities gave us all something to look forward to after all, and while all your Christmases may […]

Supporting Maggie’s Cancer Charity This Christmas

We offer real Scottish grown Christmas trees in Edinburgh from the old Jenners Depository on Balgreen road in Edinburgh. We have free parking and easy access so that you can come down and choose your perfect real Scottish grown Christmas trees! We have over 50 trees on display each year, the largest number of real […]

Getting Ready For Christmas 2020

Christmas is almost here, only 14 weeks away! Beneath the excitement and usual preparations, we all have what Christmas will be like this year lurking at the back of our minds. The heart of Christmas is the people, your family, loved ones and doing things for others. Usually, at this time, the discussion of who […]

2020 Trees are Ordered!

As we rapidly make our way through October, the countdown is officially on for Christmas 2020. Which means the Christmas prep has begun here at Crimbotrees HQ. Firstly, the opening date is set! We are looking forward to welcoming you from Saturday, November 28th. You can pre-order your tree online from November 1st for collection […]

Covid-19 Christmas Shopping

With restrictions still in place throughout the UK and it only being 15 weeks until Christmas 2020, the question of “how we will do our Christmas shopping?” is starting to play on everyone’s minds! How We Usually Shop Many people go on day trips to their nearest shopping centres or outlets, buying all of their […]

Life Cycle of a Christmas Tree

A real Christmas tree takes time, care and a lot of love to grow. They don’t simply appear at Christmas time and disappear once it’s over. Their life starts years before the day they arrive in your living room, ready to decorate. But how long does it take? The average 6ft Christmas tree takes between […]

How Can Indoor Plants Benefit You?

Christmas isn’t the only time of year to bring the outside in! In the world we live in now, everyone is aware of air pollution and the huge impact it has, but not everyone is aware that there are two types of air pollution, outdoor and indoor. Air pollution contributes to 9% (according to ‘Our […]

Christmas Dinner Around the World

With June coming to an end, we are now closer to Christmas coming than Christmas past, and it’s officially acceptable to start planning! There are three things that make every Christmas special: spending time with those you love, traditions like your premium Scottish grown Christmas tree from Crimbotrees and, of course, the food! Christmas dinner […]

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Christmas 2020 is still 30 weeks away, so it’s maybe slightly early to be thinking about festive cheer, even by our year-round Christmassy standards. For some of us it’s been particularly difficult to find reasons to be cheerful during these strange and unfamiliar times. Here at Crimbotrees, we set ourselves the task of trying to find […]

Plan Ahead for Festive Cheer

At at time where there’s not much to celebrate, we could all do with a bit of festive cheer, so we’re making no apologies for planning ahead for Christmas – in April!  Stress Reliever At the time of writing this month’s blog, we’re still in Covid-19 induced lockdown. That means some (certainly not all – […]

Know Your Conifers

Do you know your conifers? Nothing says Christmas quite like a fragrant, real tree – and they’re usually of the conifer variety.  But how do you choose the right one? It’s safe to say we all need a bit of Christmas cheer at the moment, so this month we’re taking a look at the centrepiece […]

Crimbotrees Supports Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Centres are a network of drop-in centres across the UK and Hong Kong, which aim to help anyone who has been affected by cancer. In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and that her condition was life-limiting. She was given two to three months to live. Maggie’s […]

Love is All Around at Crimbotrees

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away – and we love an excuse to get romantic here at Crimbotrees so this month we’re looking at Valentine’s Day traditions around the world. Romance Around the World While February 14 marks traditionally marks a day of chocolate, flowers, greeting cards, and romantic dinners here, other parts of the world have their own […]

Beat the January Blues

Okay so it’s January and we’re all feeling the January blues. How can we beat the gloomy feeling now that the festive season is over? Apart from accepting that this is all part of the great cycle of the seasons and embracing January in all it’s gloomy glory – here are a few ideas that […]

The Crimbotrees Alphabet

Given that the season to be jolly is almost upon us, and it’s almost time for us to open our doors for sales of our real Christmas trees, we thought it would be fun to do the Crimbotrees alphabet! We had to wrack our collective brains for some letters but we had fun doing it: […]