Prince Albert started it all: the British tradition of decorating fir trees at Christmas time. In 1840 he married Victoria – well, strictly speaking she married him. Victoria was the queen, Albert a minor German prince and protocol had to be observed. But anyway, on their first Christmas together they had three huge trees in Buckingham Palace and several more at Windsor. The Illustrated London News ran a feature on the new 'Christmas trees' and they became a festive 'must-have'. Some people called it a 'craze', but crazes come and go. Now, 176 years later, Christmas trees are more popular than ever. Which is why our new Woodland Tree looks set to take the nation's living rooms and halls by storm. Richer, fuller, more luxurious - it's astonishingly lifelike, with painstaking attention to detail right down to the individual (non-dropping) needles. Perfectly shaped, and so fresh and green visitors will think it's just been cut - all it needs are a few drops of our pine tree scent for the final finishing touch. We'd like to think Prince Albert would have approved. And when she was told it wasn't actually real, perhaps even Victoria woul...
At Christmas we love coming up with new ideas for decorating your home and this metal tree is a lovely twist on the traditional 'tannenbaum'. Elegant yet spare enough to give centre stage to your favourite and heirloom ornaments, the tree has a graceful trunk, beautifully scrolled branches and a star topper.
Have an enchanting Christmas tree in your home complete with lights and decorations that takes just minutes to put up! A beautiful and practical alternative to a real tree, this artificial Christmas tree not only looks stunning, it can also be brought out and enjoyed year after year. Decked with red baubles and ribbons, its branches are fitted with 200 warm white LEDs that glow enticingly day and night.
This Christmas, our latest twist on the traditional is this contemporary, metal tabletop Chistmas tree. Ideal for showing off your modern and vintaage ornaments the tree has a graceful trunk, beautifully scrolled branches and is topped off with a star.
Bring Christmas to your home in an instant with one of these beautiful trees that pop up in minutes. Supplied complete with red satin bows and red glass baubles, the trees have 50 warm white LED bulbs that bring a room to life. There are no lengthy trips to the garden centre, no messy soil or dropping pine needles, and no tiresome getting rid of the tree and clearing up.