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About our
Christmas trees

Our beautiful, British-grown Christmas trees are
delivered direct to your door for a no-fuss start to
your festive season. Sustainably-sourced, our Nordmann
Firs feature non-drop needles and strong, bushy sprigs
which are ideal for adorning with decorations.

Pick the perfect tree for your home

We offer different tree size and style options in order for you
to make the best use of the space in your home.

British Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree
3-4ft British Potted Christmas Tree
Holly tree

How to decorate your tree

Make sure your tree is suitably dressed and adorned
this festive season by following this four-step plan:

Colours & themes

Colours
& themes

First decide on your tree’s colour scheme, whether traditional metallics or a theme such as Festive Red or Snowy Whites.

Christmas lights

Christmas lights

Whether LED, fairy, bubble or globe, make sure lights go on first to create a decorative base layer.

Garlands

Garlands

Start at the top and gently wind your garland around the tree, avoiding heavily-laden branches.

Ornaments

Ornaments

To add the finishing touch, display your favourite baubles in prime positions, then add the remaining tree decorations in order of size, ensuring even positioning throughout the branches to add depth and interest.

How to care for your Christmas tree

In order to get the best out of your tree this Christmas,
follow these three golden rules:

Order at the right time

Order at the
right time

If properly cared for, your tree should last 4-6 weeks so arrange your delivery in time for the full festive period.

Find the right place

Find the right place

Position your tree in a good viewing spot away from heat sources and natural pathways in your home to reduce needle drop.

Give your tree plenty of water

Give your tree plenty of water

Christmas trees are very thirsty and need daily watering, around a cup a day.

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Like to pick your tree in person? Your local Waitrose store
have a wide range of Christmas trees available to choose from

Find your local store

The history of
Christmas trees

The classic Christmas tradition of a having a
decorated spruce or fir tree in your home during the
festive celebrations is one that dates back for
centuries.

In Pagan times, ancient people would hang evergreens
in their home and over their doors as they believed they
would keep away evil spirits and illness during the winter
months.

Early Romans celebrated the Winter Solstice by
throwing a feast in honour of Saturn, the god of
agriculture and decorated their tables, homes and
temples with evergreen foliage.

However, the tradition of having a Christmas tree in your
home is said to have started in Germany in the 16th
century when Christians brought decorated trees into
their houses to celebrate Christmas. These trees were
decorated with coloured paper, tinsel and edible treats,
such as gingerbread and gold-covered apples. Glass
makers created specially-made Christmas ornaments
to hang on the tree, similar to the more traditional tree
baubles used today.

In Britain, it wasn’t until the Victorian era that our now
widespread tradition of decorating a Christmas tree and
placing gifts underneath it began. Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert began the tradition with their family with
wealthy middle-class families following suit.

The history of Christmas trees