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Get Ready for Winter with Crimbotrees

On the positive side, turning the clocks back tonight means an extra hour in bed and lighter mornings for a while, but it also marks the (official) end of British Summer Time and, according to reliable sources, temperatures are set to plummet this winter. Our online shop is now open and we open officially for […]




Autumn – the year’s last, loveliest smile

Changing of the Seasons The autumn equinox occurs this Sunday 23rd September –  at 0254 to be exact – and is the mark of the change of seasons from summer to autumn. Not that we need telling; it’s perfectly obvious given this week’s weather that we can pack away the garden furniture. The autumn equinox […]




The Surprising Health Benefits of Trees

  It takes ten years to grow a Crimbotree Christmas tree. Here at Crimbotrees, we take our Christmas trees very seriously. It takes a long time to grow a Crimbotrees tree. It takes ten years for our Nordmann Firs to reach their optimal Christmas tree height (around 7ft to us). Throughout those ten years, we […]




Busy Bees for Crimbotrees!

Image Credit: michelemademe.com With the longest day behind us, time marches on and if you’re like me you’re starting to think about the school holidays and how to keep the kids busy. Hopefully, the weather will be kind and we’ll all get outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, but it’s always good to […]




Three Quick Tips To Help Plan Your Christmas

We know it’s hard to think about Christmas when we’re having record-breaking temperatures and have decided that ice lollies are one of our five a day. But here at Crimbotrees, we can’t leave it until December 1st before thinking about the big day. If we did, no-one would have one of our premium quality Scottish Christmas […]




Get Fit | Raise Money | Help Maggie’s Centre’s | Let’s Go!

Supporting Our Favourite Charity If you’ve popped by our website before, you’ll know that we’re proud to support Maggie’s Centres. Maggie’s supports anyone who has been affected by cancer and runs 21 centres across the country providing help for patients and their loved ones. We get involved by donating £5 from the sale of every […]




Why Christmas Is Our Favourite Season

Christmas is our favourite season. Okay – this might seem obvious at first, but it’s a very busy time for the CrimboTrees team. Every December our little (and large) helpers work around the clock, getting the year’s trees ready for collection and doing Christmas tree deliveries around Edinburgh. So, what keeps up going during our […]




CrimboTrees Pay for a Day at Maggie’s Edinburgh

Edinburgh had an extra helping of Christmas spirit this week – and we’re not just talking about the weather! Donation to Maggie’s Centres Edinburgh Did you know, for every real Christmas tree sold we donate £5 to our favourite local charity? Last month, we popped into Maggie’s Edinburgh to deliver a little post-Christmas gift. With […]




How to Keep Christmas Cheer Throughout the Year

We wish it could be Christmas, every day. That goes without saying. Although we might run a little low on our real Scottish Christmas trees, right enough. But with spring just around the corner, how are we to keep the spirit of Christmas alive ‘til that joyous yuletide rolls around again? We’re all for the […]




How to Safely Store your Christmas Decorations

With Christmas over for another year, we’re taking 5 here at Crimbo Trees before we start looking forward to next year. Christmas 2017 was one of our busiest yet and although we’ve managed to take down our decorations, they haven’t quite made it into storage. If you’re anything like us, you’ll agree that putting up […]




Christmas Tree Decoration Tips

It’s officially December and we’re open for business! If you’re looking to buy a Christmas tree in Edinburgh, our real Scottish grown Christmas trees are now ready to reserve online and collect from The Old Jenners Depository. We also offer Christmas tree delivery in Edinburgh, to select postcodes. But now that the tree’s sorted, the […]




When should I put up my Christmas tree?

We’ve all got one. That one friend who’s sharing ‘Elf’ GIFs whilst you’re still battling with post-Halloween facial staining. But in a world where we see all the top retailers flaunt a blatant disregard for any sort of seasonal decency – how early, is too early? (Or worse, too late?!) We’ll be opening our doors […]




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 […]