National “put your Christmas decorations up” weekend is the first week in December, December 4th-5th. If you want to join in with the fun, then make sure you have all of your Christmas decorations before this date! If you want to do it all in one shop, then we have everything you’ll need from Christmas trees to lights, figures, accessories and more.

Putting the Christmas decorations up can be fun, but sometimes it can be stressful when you realise you’ve forgotten the tree skirt, or your lights no longer work. So, here is our list of top tips and must-haves so that you’re ready for National put your decorations up weekend!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

It’s not Christmas without a tree, so let’s start there. If you want to join in with putting your decorations up on the 1st week of December, our top tip is to choose an artificial Christmas tree that will arrive in plenty of time so you can guarantee you have the perfect tree! If you opt for a real tree, you risk having to store it for a little while to make sure you have it on the day, or risk not finding the perfect tree on the day.

If you are opting for an artificial tree, we recommend that a standard living room will suit a 6ft or 7ft tree best. Look for pe/pvc mixed trees for those with the most realistic appearance that will look just like the real thing but without the possibility of dropping needles or the need to water and maintain.

To complete the overall look

of your tree,

it’s all about accessories.

Who Turned Out The Lights?

There is nothing worse than spending hours untangling your Christmas lights only to plug them in and discover they aren’t working. Our range of compact LED lights, otherwise known as Christmas tree lights, are not only long-lasting but are available in several colours to suit every theme, come with 8 multi-function settings, and have an 8 hours on 16 hours off timer function, meaning they will only come on when you need them to, saving energy and maintaining long lifespan.

Better still, our pre-lit trees take all the hassle out of untangling lights. The click-and-connect system mean you simply assemble each piece, and hey presto, a beautifully lit tree, as simple as one, two, three.

Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise!

To complete the overall look of your tree, it’s all about accessories. The best accessory or your artificial tree to make it look real is a tree skirt. These great tree rings will cover up your tree stand and get rid of the aspect that makes it stand out as artificial. We recommend a 60cm ring for trees 6ft and under and a 70cm ring for trees over 7ft.

Don't Forget The Outdoors

If you only decorate the inside, how will the neighbours know you’ve got the best decorations in town? You can create a brilliant outdoor Christmas display with lights along your guttering – we recommend snowing icicle lights for a winter wonderland effect – and figures by the front door.

Our Nutcracker range are the perfect outdoor figures and allow you to go as small or as big as you like with sizes ranging from a mini 1ft to a whopping 10ft tall! Plus, there are even musical figures that will stand out from the crowd.

If you want to go all out, then an outdoor LED tree is the way to go. These impressive structures have a timer function, so they won’t be wasting electricity!

If you’re going to join in with National put your decorations up weekend, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and using the hashtag #DecorateWithWhiteStores