Christmas Tree Ideas and Cool Christmas Tree Themes

Ho ho ho and all that. ‘Tis the season to put up a Christmas tree and decorate it to your heart’s content. In fact, the tree doesn’t even have to be an actual tree. It can be made from found logs or driftwood, it can be made from bottles, it can be made from TK. Or many other things.

If you do a live tree, it’s always good to do the ones they rent you and return to you year after year. The agency is totally responsible for the health of the tree — and at a certain size, they are planted. That’s a real win. Just google “rent a live Christmas tree” to identify suppliers in your area. Or buy a live tree in a pot that you can plant later. If you find an artificial tree you can recycle to use – that’s good too.

Your decorations can be as unconventional, or as traditional, as you choose. Everything from clove-studded oranges and popcorn/cranberry garlands to vintage mercury glass ornaments to seashells to the sky’s the limit when it comes to Christmas tree ideas, as you’ll see below.

Traditional Christmas Trees

The whole Christmas tree idea here is to do it as it has been done for ages. Angel or star at the top, lights, garland, bulbs and tinsel. You can make some great statements with colour. And these are also great memory trees, if your family has kept Christmas bulbs through the generations



Vintage Christmas Trees


Ecology-minded Christmas Tree Ideas


Wild & Wacky Christmas Tree Themes

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.