Christmas is a magical time. The sparkling lights, festive decorations and of course the beautiful tree in your home which really signals that Christmas has begun.
Some people love a multi-coloured tree with an assortment of colourful decorations, while others prefer more of a chic, minimalist look.
But there’s one thing that most people agree on, and that is that there has to be something on top of your tree. But what should you put there?
Squire’s Garden Centres has conducted a survey to find out the most popular item to put on top of the Christmas tree.
A star was the winner, with nearly half of people who responded (46%) putting one on top of their tree.
The next most popular decoration was an angel, chosen by 27% of people, while 18% prefer a fairy to adorn the top of their tree.
A small number of people (6%) go non-traditional, and choose to have something else on top of their tree.
Father Christmas was a popular non-traditional option, with other people choosing to place a decoration that their children had made, no matter how many years ago!
Just 3% of people – bah humbug – said that they would have nothing on top of their tree!
What will you choose?
With more than half of people saying that they were buying new decorations this year, here are some ‘fab-yule-ous’ items that you could put on top of your tree.
Star – the number one choice. Go for gold, silver or red for a classic look
Angel – the second most popular option to sit on top of the tree
Fairy – a pretty fairy in ice white, silver glitter, deep red or gold will look good gazing down from the topmost branch
Faux twigs or berries – botanical decorations are increasingly popular this year. Try clipping a classic rosehip spray with gorgeous red berries to the top of your tree
Snowflake – a golden snowflake will bring a touch of class to your living room
Clip On Crazy Curls – clip three or four onto the top of your tree for a starburst effect
Red Furry Snome – great fun for children and adults!
More than one tree
The survey by Squire’s also found that 11% of people are planning on having more Christmas trees in their house this year than they did last year, with 30% of respondents saying that they would have two trees, and 11% are planning on having three or more trees!
When to put the tree up?
60% of people questioned were putting their Christmas tree up in the first two weeks of December. 30% plan to put their tree up fashionably late, from December 16 onwards. There are a few early birds out there, too, with 10% of people having put their tree up in November. Some already had it on display in October!
Squire’s Garden Centres has a huge selection of Christmas trees, decorations, tree toppers and fabulous gifts. Shop in-store or online for local delivery.
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