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A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits”
The Second weekend in December is typically one of the best times for consumers to purchase a tree for their homes and if you’re one of those consumers who’ll be picking out a tree this weekend, and we have a few simple tips to help you get through this holiday tradition.
Jackie Moody says many of their customers shop online and many were from the area and have moved away but just want a touch of the Adirondacks for the holidays. Online sales are growing where last year sales were mostly on site and this year online purchases are surpassing that number…
1) Don’t pick a dry tree
2) Trees should be re-cut at the base before placing in a stand so they continue to take in water
3) Don’t choose a tree that’s too big. Trees on the lot look smaller than they will when they arrive home
4) Feel free to design your own wreaths and decorations – and use odd numbers when adding items like pine cones and other assundries to a wreath
5) Dress Warmly to pick out a tree
6) Wear warm boots – (Eg: not high heels)
7) Be Sure to bring your Holiday Cheer