Source: esquiremag.ph.co.ukIn the modern age, it is hard to find things that truly make us happy. Everyone is going through one thing or the other and when things that bring joy to us happen, we should forget about all our worries and just enjoy these things and moments because they are so rare and far in between and we do not know when we might get the chance to be happy again.
That might sound a bit on the sadder side but that is the truth. One of the things that bring us the most joy in our lives is festivals. Festivals of any religion are something that makes us happy on an emotional level. They come every year and bless our lives with positiveness and fun. Festivals have become a way of bringing people together.
In these times where people are slowly drifting apart from their loved ones due to monotonous lives, the festivals provide a short escape from that and help us get together with our friends and families and bring us together and closer.
The festivals that we experience might vary on the religious level, but the one thing that every festival has in common is the power of bringing people together and getting them out of the boring and hectic lives. These festivals can be Eid, Diwali, Easter, etc.
One such festival is Christmas. Christmas is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ on the first day of the last week of the year, that is to say, on the 25th of December. This is a festival that all the people around the world celebrate regardless of what their religion might be and is one of the most popular, if not the most popular festival around the globe.
Having Emotional Attachment To Christmas And Christmas Trees
As the year ends and Christmas approaches, everyone is in high spirits because of the anticipation of all the fun and joy that they are going to get in the festive season. Getting to meet your family members who have been staying away because of either jobs or studies, is always a good feeling and Christmas promises you just that.
When a family gathers on Christmas, one of the centers of attention is the Christmas tree. A Christmas tree is something that everyone loves. People have an emotional attachment to it. Many families have traditions regarding the Christmas trees like decorating them together. And on Christmas days, you find presents under it too!
Christmas tree is the center of attention for a lot of reasons, one of them is just how pretty it looks in your homes with all the decorations on it. In this article, we are going to discuss one of the variants of the Christmas trees, that is, the Mini Christmas Trees.
I will put forth all the benefits of using a Mini Christmas Tree, why you can use it and how you can take care of a Mini X-mas tree, and more information regarding the same. So let us begin.
What is a Mini Christmas Tree?
Mini Christmas trees are just that, Christmas trees that have not fully grown yet. The mini X-mas trees can be of different trees like pine, spruce, or fir. There are a lot of sizes of Christmas trees available and the smaller ones can be called the mini X-mas trees.
The mini Christmas trees are decorated with anything that looks beautiful. These decorations can be candies still in their wrappers, plastic balls, baubles, socks, mini-toys, etc. but originally, they used to just be decorated with roses that were made from colorful papers, fruits, and even sweets.
Later on, people started decorating it with more edible things. Some people used candles to decorate the mini X-mas trees as well. That is where the tradition of putting on lights on the Christmas trees came from.
There are a number of natural trees that can be used as mini Christmas trees like noble or silver fir, stone pine, Norfolk island pine, etc. For more information on the origin and various trees of a Christmas Tree, click here.
Another type of tree that is popular is spruce. All these trees can be either naturally grown or can be cultivated or farmed. You can even grow the mini Christmas trees in your homes but we will get to that part in a bit.
Before we get to growing mini X-mas trees at home, let us discuss why you would need a mini tree rather than the bigger ones.
Why Do You Need Mini Christmas Trees?
Mini Christmas trees, as the name indicates, are the smaller versions of the Christmas trees. So let us find out why we would need a mini X-mas tree rather than a big one.
Mini Christmas Trees Save Space
One of the most obvious reasons why somebody would need a mini X-mas tree would be because they are small in size, very small compared to the normal Christmas trees that are usually used these days.
As you might know, there is a big shortage of space in the world these days. Everyone is fighting for it and some nations are even waging a fight for the same reason. So this applies to the common people too. If you live in a city, you might not have a big home and instead, just have a small apartment in a building.
If that is the case with you, then it is obvious that you might not have enough space to fit in a big Christmas tree and you would instead need a mini X-mas tree. Having to get a mini Christmas tree might seem like a con but instead, it could be a good thing for you for various reasons.
Getting a mini X-mas tree can let you have more space for other things that you might need to store at your house. You might have a party at your place and might need to make stands for drinks and snacks and things like that. But if you have a big tree that is taking all the space, then it would just spoil the fun. So getting a mini Christmas tree would be a far better option if you are out of space.
Mini Christmas Trees Save Money On Many Fronts
You might be running short on your budget for one reason or the other. Maybe you recently lost your job or had a health emergency which made you spend a lot of money. In such a case, you might not be able to spend a lot of money on just the Christmas tree because you need to get presents for your friends and family.
And it is not just about the presents, you might need to get decorations for the tree itself. So, if you have a big tree, a lot of things would be required to cover the whole tree and that you just make you spend more money.
Now, if you bought a Mini X-mas tree, first of all, it would be much cheaper than the bigger trees. Second, you will save money on the decorations and have more money left for the other things. All in all, buying a Mini X-mas tree would be a great option for you and your family.
Now that you know why you should prefer buying a mini Christmas tree over a normal-sized one, we should move on to why it would be better if you chose a Mini Christmas tree over an artificial one.
Advantages of A Mini Christmas Tree Over An Artificial Tree
Many people have started buying artificial Christmas trees because they are a lot more convenient when it comes to caring for them because they do not need any caring. You can just buy them and start decorating them. But artificial trees are not really a good option for many different reasons.
One of the most significant things, why you should not buy an artificial Christmas tree, would be the environmental harm that an artificial tree causes. Many debates have been going on about how artificial trees are very harmful to the environment and should not be used by the public.
There are organizations that claim otherwise, but why should you put the environment at risk? The environment is already suffering enough at the hands of humans, it does not need more reasons to get destroyed.
It is believed by some that using artificial trees would bring down the wrath of God on you because artificial trees are believed to be a bad omen. Now we cannot claim how much truth lies in that fact but it is better safe than sorry right?
So it is better than you use a Mini X-mas and do not risk anything at all and save money and space while you are at it. Now that you know the benefits of having a mini Christmas tree, we should move on to the topic of growing and caring for mini X-mas trees.
How To Take Care Of A Mini Christmas Tree?
Mini Christmas trees are not hard to take care of. You will just need to remember a few things and truly care for the mini X-mas tree and it would look beautiful even when you do not have decorations on it. So let us start:
Choosing The Perfect Place For The Tree
Choosing the perfect place to keep your mini Christmas would be very essential because if you do not do it right, then the mini Christmas tree can suffer badly. For you to keep the mini X-mas tree in perfect condition, you should be mindful of more than just the decorations on the tree.
You should keep in mind that you should not keep the tree anywhere near a source of heat. If it is placed near any heat source it is going to dry out and dwindle quickly. These places could be a fireplace or heater in your house, so avoid them.
You should keep the Mini Christmas tree in a place where the temperature is either very cool or does not rise. It would be better if you do not keep it in any place where it would get sunlight on it directly.
Decorate The Tree Carefully
Adding to the previous point, you should decorate the mini Christmas tree carefully. If you are going to put lights on it, make sure the lights are not too bright. If the lights are too bright, then the leaves of the tree might get access heat that it does not require. And if that happens, it will slowly start drying out. To avoid the tree getting too much heat from the lights, you can buy lights that require low wattage and remember to turn off the lights on the tree when you retire for the night.
Give The Mini Christmas Tree Enough Light
Like any other plant, mini Christmas trees do not need excess or too little water. Excess water will make the roots rot and less water will make the tree dry out. So for a mini X-mas tree, you can water it once every seven days and always should keep track of how wet the soil is. If it gets dry at all, you should water the plant evenly. Also, make sure that the pot in which the mini Christmas tree is planted has proper drainage.
You Can Plant A Potted Mini Christmas Tree Later
If you have bought a mini Christmas tree that was potted, you can plant it after Christmas is over and make it grow to a good size in the coming years. Although, before you do that, you will need to make sure that the region you live in, will be a good environment for the tree. If it is not an ideal condition then the mini Christmas tree might not grow properly.
If you keep all the above things in mind, your mini Christmas tree is sure to thrive and make your house look very pretty every Christmas season. All you have to do is take a little effort to take care of the potted tree if you get one.
Now that you know how to take care of a mini Christmas tree and why it would be beneficial for you if you bought it instead of a normal-sized one or an artificial tree, you should go buy it and save a lot of space and money while doing it.
Christmas is a festival that brings happiness to everyone that celebrates it, be it rich or poor. It is something that brings people closer and a Christmas tree is at the center of it all. So, I hope this Christmas many of you will opt for the miniature version of the tree.
If you feel like I may have missed out on some point or have any queries, please do mention them in the comments section.