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Savvy Saving For Christmas Magic

Start some good money saving habits now and you’ll be able to sprinkle more Christmas magic come December. Saving money at Christmas sounds like a contradiction; being able to save at the one time of the year where we’re bombarded with advertising encouraging us to spend, spend, spend, is almost impossible.  Or is it? Seasonal […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Arts and Culture in the City The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. This year’s Fringe kicks off on 2nd August and runs through to 26th August – and features a wonderful rich tapestry of creative energy and talent from all over the world. From live […]

205 Days and Counting…

We humans sure love rituals and tradition don’t we? Whether it’s Christmas or Birthdays, we love to celebrate. Many rituals and traditions have a basis in religion, but many are just an excuse to celebrate – and why not? Any excuse is good enough to have a party – because the party is an excuse […]

Every Day is Earth Day

We recently celebrated Earth Day 2019 – a day where we’re all asked to heighten our awareness of the issues affecting the planet. This is a good thing – actually it’s a great thing in terms of caring for the environment – but how can we make every day Earth Day and how do Crimbotrees […]

Spring: A Time For Growth And Easter Eggs

April brings the primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet. So goes the old rhyme… As much as we love Christmas, we’re always happy to see April. The nights are getting longer at last, although the temperature so far hasn’t had much of the feel of spring about it… The air does feel different though, […]

International Day of Forests 2019

It’s finally March – and the sap is rising. Our Scottish grown Nordmann Fir trees are growing nicely, getting ready to grace your home for Christmas 2019. March is also a month of celebration of the forest – and Thursday 21st March is International Day of Forests. On this day every year since 2012, global […]

Christmas Fundraising for Maggie’s Edinburgh

In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and was given two to three months to live. Maggie’s legacy is Maggie’s Centres. Maggie and husband Charles Jencks believed that when diagnosed with cancer, you needed information that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, […]

Make Do and Mend with January Upcycling

Christmas 2018 is but a distant but sweet memory for us here at Crimbotrees, but we’re looking forward to spring and a new season of growth for our Scottish grown Christmas trees ready for the 2019 season. Hobby or Lucrative Side Hustle? Speaking of growth – how about the personal kind? If you’re looking for […]

The History Of Hogmanay

We hope you all had a great Christmas and that your real Scottish grown Crimbotrees tree is still standing proud. In Scotland festivities don’t stop at Christmas, we still have Hogmanay to go! Hogmanay – A History New Year’s Eve around the world is celebrated in many different ways. We’re all familiar with the Scottish […]

Six funky, festive tree toppers for 2018

Our beautiful Crimbotrees Scottish grown Christmas trees need very little in the way of adornment, but a funky tree topper never goes amiss. We’ve trawled the web to find some fun and quirky alternatives to the angel at the top of your Christmas tree this year. Animal Magic Move over unicorns, this year it’s all […]

Deck the Halls for a Low Carbon Christmas

When you’re knee deep in discarded wrapping paper on Christmas morning, and you’ve exhausted your repertoire of turkey leftover recipes by Boxing Day, you’ll wish you’d read our guide to a low carbon Christmas. ——————————————— Every year, during the festive season, we produce a massive 230,000 tonnes of food waste, use up 227 miles of […]

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

  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). It takes ten years to grow a Crimbotree Christmas tree. Throughout those ten years, we […]

Busy Bees for Crimbotrees!

Image Credit: 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!

If you’ve popped by our website before, you’ll know that we’re proud to support Maggie’s Centres. Supporting Our Favourite Charity 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 […]