Do you have any traditions when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays? There are so many families all over the world who have yearly rituals when it comes to these things. There were pictures all over the Internet on Thursday of folks who had decorated their tree after they finished their Thanksgiving meal. Others wait until the calendar page turns to the month of December before they will begin to fill the house with festive decor. I start the day after Halloween! I take down my Halloween decorations and we bring on Christmas. I decorate almost every inch of my house, and I have my son’s Jakobi and Mason help me out!
How do you decorate your tree? Do you have a live tree or do you keep an artificial yet realistic version? If you live in a small home, you may not have the room for a traditional tree. What are your options if this is the case? You may want to consider some great alternatives to a Christmas Tree like a smaller tree or plant. Costa Farms has a great option called the Norfolk Island Pine you can keep all year round.
Norfolk Pines Are Great Alternatives To A Christmas Tree
The Norfolk Island Pine from Costa Farms is a great choice for those who need a smaller tree to decorate but want something living. It is actually a tropical tree which thrives as an indoor plant you can decorate for any season or event you like. It has darn green “needles” which branch in a pyramid to give you plenty of space for decorating. Because the plant is soft to the touch, you will not prick your fingers like you can on traditional Christmas trees.
The tree is easy to care for and just needs to be misted frequently and watered regularly. During the warmer months, you can even take your Norfolk Pine outside. All you need to do is make sure it is kept protected from the direct and hot sunlight. Just like other plants or trees, if it outgrows its current pot, you can easily transplant it to a larger one. Costa Farms has been a family business since Jose Costa Jr. purchased 30 acres in Miami in 1961. He initially began growing tomatoes and oranges and when his business blossomed, he expanded. In 1973, Jose bought property in the Dominican Republic and can now be found in North and South Carolina and China. Be sure to follow Costa Farms on Facebook and Twitter.
One USA reader will win a Norfolk Pine from Costa Farms
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I love Norfolk Island Pines! I had one when my son was a baby. It was his first Christmas tree and it was huge. Biggest Norfolk Island Pine I have ever raised. We had it in a half whiskey barrel.
I like the African mask.
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I think the Norfolk Pine is loveliest.
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