I don't know about you, but I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decor. I like a real tree, white fairy lights, and only the most tasteful, stylish of decorations. Obviously the children's hand-made decorations all have pride of place, including several Santas made from loo-rolls, but that's as far as I go in terms of tacky Christmas decorations.
So this year's trend for quirky, modern Christmas trees – everything from upside down Christmas trees to lurid pink ones – has had me reaching for the Baileys well ahead of schedule. I just can't cope with such anomalies.
I'm all for change, and have no problem embracing new Christmas traditions. I'm a fan of the Christmas Eve box, and my house gets its hygge on like nobody's business as soon the nights start drawing in. But a pink Christmas tree is a step too far for me. I know people have managed to make them look all kinds of wonderful on social media. Type 'pink Christmas tree' into Instagram and you'll probably begin to feel tempted. Sadly, Festive Lights* have sold out of the one pictured but for savvy shoppers, that seems to have been the place to buy your pink Christmas tree this year.
As for me, I'll be sticking with my traditional tree this year. It's already up, filling the house with the gorgeous, Christmassy scent of pine forests. I've had to make one exception and go a little retro this year as my four-year-old insisted on picking out a gaudy strip of gold tinsel for this year's tree, but aside from that I'm going classic all the way.
What about you? Are you a fan of the trend for pink Christmas trees? Have you gone the whole hog and opted for an upside down one? Or are you, like me, a bit of a tree traditionalist?
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