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The Lifecycle of a Real Christmas Tree

Each year, we open our doors at the beginning of December to bring you – the lovely people of Edinburgh – the finest homegrown Scottish Christmas trees. You might already know that for every real Christmas that’s sold, we are giving £5 to help support the wonderful Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Edinburgh. They provide […]

20 Reasons To Get Excited For Christmas Now Summer Is Over

Now that the nights are beginning to draw in and the leaves have started to turn – we can finally start to get excited about Christmas. But what seasonal treats are we most looking forward to? With Christmas just a few months away, here are 20 of our favourite reasons to get in the festive […]

How To Look After Your Real Christmas Tree

Will you be bringing home your first real Christmas tree this year? Or are you a seasoned veteran of acute needle loss? Learn how to look after your real Christmas tree with our quick guide, for festive foliage that will last the distance!   Make A Clean Cut It’s advisable to collect your tree from […]

The History of the Christmas Tree

Have you ever wondered how the humble Christmas tree came to be? You might be surprised to know that our modern Scottish Christmas trees actually originated in Germany and didn’t become fashionable in the UK until the 19th century. This weekend marks the halfway point to Christmas 2018, so to celebrate we’re delving little deeper […]

Places Where it’s Christmas All Year Round

Do you wish it could be Christmas every day? We simply couldn’t grow our real Christmas trees fast enough! If you’re brimming with yuletide spirit this month, check out these 3 festive locations where it’s Christmas all year round! Christmas Island, Nova Scotia This Canadian island is home to a tiny population of locals and […]

A Trip with Saint Nick – Christmas Traditions in Hot Countries

With the weather hotting up here at Crimbo Trees HQ in Edinburgh, have you every wondered what it’s like to have Christmas under those African skies? As summer rolls around for us Northern Hemisphere dwellers, here at Crimbo Trees we are investigating Christmas traditions in far off distant lands! South Africa In the Southern Hemisphere, […]

What You Might Not Know About Fake Christmas Trees

Thinking of trading in your fake Christmas tree for a real one this year? If you still need convincing, here are a few things you might not know about fake Christmas trees. Carbon Footprint Is a fake Christmas tree more environmentally friendly? Actually, more that 85% of plastic Christmas trees are imported from China. The […]

Twelfth Night – When to Take Down Your Decorations?

What to do with your Christmas Trees in Edinburgh after the big day! So, you have enjoyed your Christmas trees in Edinburgh for another year, but what next? When is the twelfth night and why is it traditional to take Christmas decorations down on this day? In this day and age, most of us have […]

How to Dispose of Your Old Christmas Tree – Our Favourite Sustainable Ideas!

Environmentally friendly christmas tree disposal After weeks of loyal service, it’s only natural that we want to do right by our Christmas trees and give them the send off they deserve. Not sure when to take it down? Find out more about the Twelfth night! For our beloved trees, packing them off to the dump might […]

The Decorations are Down – What Happens Next?

Belts have been loosened, Christmas specials watched, and as the last of the tinsel is crammed into a box – what’s next? After a busy festive season, for us here at Crimbo Trees Christmas Trees it’s a time to unwind and start planning for next year. Here are just a few of our New Year’s Resolutions for […]