Here’s an easy and effective tip I’ve used over the years…
If your Christmas tree is smaller than you would like, give it some height by placing the tree stand on top of 4×4″ posts which have been cut to the length of your tree stand. (a picture would be worth a thousand words but I don’t have one — sorry!)
Your tree skirt will cover the lumber so no one is the wiser. Plus, you will gain some room to manoever your watering under the tree.
Even the additional 4″ of height can make a big difference in the look and “presence” of your tree.
As your children move through their various life stages, my tip to you is to save 1 small toy for the tree. Use a hot glue gun to attach an ornament hanger onto the toy (or add a cord if that works), and voila… the tree takes on a joyful, personal celebration of family.
An unexpected side benefit (!) is that our son actually enjoys decorating the tree. And really… who wouldn’t want to reveal Spiderman, Batman (or “Batmen”… we seem to have several…), Bart Simpson, the Power Rangers along with the yellow Matchbox truck? Inspector Gadget, the Ninja Turtle and the Lego guy makes us all smile.