Classic Christmas trees – living, cut, and as tall or taller than a human adult – have special appeal. Not only do they smell great, but they also have unbeatable powers of nostalgia: A large, lit-up tree can take us back to childhood for a moment. But as much as we love them, tall Christmas trees aren’t always practical or environmentally friendly. That’s probably why many people are turning to alternatives, like mini Christmas trees.
Southern Living points out that searches on Pinterest for small Christmas trees are up 50% from last year. Based on other search terms trending upward on Pinterest—sunflower Christmas tree (up 66%), Boho Christmas tree (65%), and zero waste party decorations (81%)—we’re guessing that two main motivating factors of the small Christmas tree trend are environmental sustainability and just a desire to break from tradition. Plus, many of us live in small spaces and don’t need a Christmas tree the size of an extra roommate…[READ MORE]