Christmas is right around the corner, even though it might not really feel like it. There is a lot going on around this time of the year and it can get confusing. Sometimes we let the busy-ness of it all get in the way of what we really need to focus on – creating family memories and enjoying ourselves. A big part of the season is the Christmas tree – picking it out, chopping it down, bringing it home, decorating it, and enjoying time around it. You have to make the best possible selection for your family – and here are some local businesses that can help:
1. Wegman’s Nursery
If you are in a bit of a hurry this Christmas season, you might want to reach out to a nursery that we all love and support around here – Wegman’s Nursery. They have some great Christmas trees for sale, this year. You’ll get precut trees or trees that are kept in pots so that you can replant them when you are done celebrating.
As an added bonus, Wegman’s Nursery also has delivery services. You can get your tree delivered right to your home or office if you need it, that way you can focus on shopping or eating Christmas cookies.
They will also have a wide selection of poinsettias.
2. Scruffy Quilts
If you can’t have a live tree for whatever reason, you do have options. One such option is a
fabric tree, like this one from BuzzFeed. These are great because you can personalize them for whatever you want – something classic, something whimsical, or something a little odd.
If you think a fabric Christmas tree might fit your needs, you are in luck. Scruffy Quilts, a store in San Mateo, has some of the best selection. You will be able to choose from fabrics that will ensure your tree will be a favorite for years to come. Their choices are wide and varied so you won’t have to go running from place to place.
3. Honey Bear Trees
Honey Bear Trees has been around since 1986, and they have been offering up different trees that are hard to find, including extremely tall trees from 10 feet to 25 feet. You can also find wreaths, mistletoe, garland, and tree stands.
They also have a special program to deliver Christmas trees to corporate sites, businesses, and special events. You can donate to their fundraising program to support “schools, clubs, churches, and non-profits.”
You’ll get a free bottle of honey with your tree, which is just a little bonus thanks to Hans.
Make sure to check their website for a coupon.
4. Sibby’s Cupcakery
Office parties and school events can be a bit of a drag even though we look forward to
them. Instead of bringing a tray of cut up vegetables or a simple cake, go above and beyond with a cupcake Christmas tree, like this one from Just a Taste. They are simple to make once you have the cupcakes and they will display each cupcake perfectly.
The best place to go for cupcakes? Sibby’s Cupcakery. They create some of the most beautiful, best-tasting cupcakes around. You can specially order the flavors you want or you can go in and pick a selection. They even have cupcakes that look like little presents to top off your design!
5. ABC Tree Farm
ABC Tree Farms is a family owned and operated business in the San Diego area, though their trees are grown in “Northern Oregon and Southern Washington, two of the Northwest’s finest regions for growing Christmas Trees.” They have many different sizes, including trees as small as 2′ to trees 12’+. You can select from Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Turkish Fir, Nordmann Fir and Natural Noble.
Make sure to take some time to look around and don’t be afraid to ask questions – the staff here loves when people get excited and want to know more about their products.
They offer other services as well, including “flocking, fire retarding, netting and tree delivery.”
6. La Honda Winery
Kitschy Christmas trees are really popular this year, and few are as fun as the wine bottle
Christmas tree like the one shown at Popsugar.
If you’re a wine lover and want to get started on your tree, La Honda Winery is a great place to start. They have a wide selection of wines that will make it easy to start your own tree – especially if you have people visiting you throughout the season.
Their vineyard is located ” along the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Francisco and San Jose in the towns of La Honda, Woodside, Hillsborough, Portola Valley, Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and Los Gatos,” which helps to create diverse and different wines that you won’t find elsewhere. Old-world craftsmanship characterizes each and every bottle.
7. Balsam Hill
Not all trees that aren’t real have to be creative – you can get yourself an artificial tree that is just as good as a real one. If you are careful and pick the right one, it will look and feel just like a real tree, but it won’t have the mess or the aggravation.
Balsam Hill is one of the top sellers of artificial trees in the country, but they are actually based in the Redwood City area. Their trees are some of the best you can find, and they sell all of the trimmings as well. You’ll be able to choose from tall trees, small trees, fat trees, thin trees, and pre-lit trees. You can get trees that are potted or even ones that fit into corners for small apartments.
If you have an image in your head, you’ll likely be able to find it here.
Keep Your Live Trees Looking Fantastic This Season
With the holidays coming up, your home is going to be on display. People will be driving by more often, visiting, and just looking at your home – whether you decorate or not. At Econo Tree Service, we know that trees can really make or break your yard. Whether you need some light trimming done or you want to remove an eyesore, we can help you with your pre-holiday makeovers.
Give us a call now and we can give you a free estimate on what you need.