As they say, it's never too early to start your Christmas planning, and we bring you a few unconventional ideas.
People around the world are looking to the festivities right now more than ever considering how lousy a year 2020 has been so far—where things have gone from bad to worse in just a few months' time. But, not to worry, Halloween is just around the corner and Christmas is just over a couple of months away, and even though people will have to bide their time indoors or in a socially-distanced setting, it will still be way worth it since they all get to spend time with friends and family and reminisce the years gone by and celebrate. And, as they say, it's never too early to start your Christmas planning, so if you're already planning to add a few trees for Christmas, we bring to you a few unconventional ideas.
As per Bored Panda, succulents are all the rage now, and these plants have been selling in droves recently. Several shops on Etsy are even selling some unbelievably adorable festive Christmas trees made entirely out of real succulents. Does this mean succulents Christmas trees will replace the traditional ones? We may never know but here goes. When you look through Etsy's list of best sellers, TerracottaCornerFL stands out as the most popular one. Run by Amanda Ryan, the trees this ship offers are handmade and crafted with real succulents. For example, one of the most popular products of theirs, called The Alpine Succulent Tree is designed using nearly 50 haworthias and a dozen colorful succulents including echeverias, graptoverias, sedums, and more. The description reads: "The tree in the picture below is called Aurora Succulent Tree and this one was “adorned with nearly 25 gorgeous Echeverias. Once the succulents outgrow the tree or the season is over, just pluck, plant, and enjoy the succulents for many years to come!”
The Savvy Succulents are another shop who have unique Christmas succulents on offer. Their offerings are among the tallest of the bunch, measuring 18 inches tall and 10 inches wide at the base of the tree. Unlike the previous one, however, this one is made out of faux succulents. In the description, the seller wrote: “How adorable is this succulent tree?? It’s never too soon to be shopping holiday decor, right?? I’m so in love with this piece, as I’m constantly growing my holiday collection… This unique home decor is perfect for the holidays and will last you Fauxever!! No watering, no maintenance… just forever beautiful Christmas time decor to decorate with, year after year."
Yet another shop called Rileys Oasis is also offering a variety of festive trees and they look starkly different than the usual offerings. Unlike the previous ones, this one looks a lot more vibrant and even comes in different sizes for customers to choose from. While the small one is around 7 inches, the large one is approximately 10 inches tall. Here's what the description says: "Wow oh wow! This will be the talk and centerpiece of any space! Great for business, office, or your house. Low maintenance and it will not shed! Filled with over 100 succulent cuttings... And when Christmas is over you can keep it the way it is or re-pot them all! No two trees will look alike...they are all different and uniquely beautiful."
Seller Marissa Mule Art also has a unique faux succulent Christmas tree that comes in a variety of colors. In the description, the seller writes: "Succulent Christmas Tree made with high-quality artificial succulents. Decorative accents add to the quality and beauty of these Christmas trees! Perfect for home and living accents to brighten up any room during the holidays!"