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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 […]




Our Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Christmas Lights Up

Getting the Christmas Decorations up – Our Christmas Light Top Tips! There is definitely a special feeling that goes with getting the Christmas decorations down from the attic. The excitement, the confusion that something is missing and then the realisation that the Christmas lights are in a tangle! We take decorating very seriously at CrimboTrees, […]




CrimboTrees Christmas Checklist

Last Minute Christmas Checklist With less than two weeks to go until the big day, someones been making a list and checking it twice… The rest of us might not be so organised! That’s why we have compiled this handy Christmas checklist, to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day. Batteries – you can […]




CrimboTrees Cracker Jokes – Our Top 15

Christmas Cracker Jokes, love them or hate them, they are here to stay! They are corny and everyone usually groans at the sight of them when sitting down for a Christmas lunch or diner, but Christmas would simply not be the same without its colourful crackers. A traditional Christmas favourite in the UK, they were […]