Christmas trees are magic✨ and after the year we’ve all had, don’t you think we deserve that sprinkle of stardust more than ever before? And here’s your excuse to go extra large on the decorating this year; Christmas trees could actually improve both your physical and mental health.
Hear us out. The University of Surrey shared evidence to suggest exposure to natural environments has beneficial effects on people – and what’s more natural than a fantastically festive evergreen? But to reap real benefits, your tree of choice needs to be genuine: “Indeed, it is the depth of colour of real trees and the smell that really appeals to people, as well as the notion that something alive is coming indoors.”
This could explain why there are over 56,000 #realchristmastree hashtags on Instagram, plus the fact there have been over 87,000 Google searches relating to “real Christmas trees” in the past 30 days! (To put it into perspective, just 15,340 people have searched for “fake Christmas trees” this month).
But if you’re to truly go that extra mile when decorating yours this year, then have you considered calling in the help of the psychics? We’ve teamed up with the experts at PsychicWorld.com to share advice on the Christmas tree theme to choose based on your star sign.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Christmas Tree Theme: Ombre
Bold and ambitious, rams love to be number one, which is why they need a theme that stands out above the rest. Perfectly punchy, an Ombre theme follows a gradient in whatever palette pleases the decorator. All you need to do is start your tree with lighter colours at the top and darken as you go. For example, you could place white stars at your tree’s peak, arctic blue baubles in the middle and navy ribbons at the bottom for a Winter wonderland theme.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Christmas Tree Theme: Woodland Creatures
Bulls enjoy serene, rustic environments, which makes Woodland Creatures the perfect theme for this sign. To achieve it, wrap a simple string of twinkling lights around the tree, then, adorn it with papier-mâché deer, felt squirrels and plenty of woodland animal ornaments. Not only is this theme rustic, but it’s also whimsical. Perfect for outdoorsy people who want to pretend they are celebrating Christmas under the stars, amongst nature.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Christmas Tree Theme: Multicoloured
Gemini is a busy sign that some say needs a clone of itself to get everything done. As such, a Gemini can feel pulled in a lot of directions, particularly during such a busy period.
Nope, we’re not saying you need two trees in your house, but rather, the perfect complement to this sign is surely a Multicoloured Christmas tree theme! Awash with colour and clashing decorations, from giant red baubles to blue bows and gold tinsel, if you’re a Gemini who hasn’t got the time or focus, this one is for you.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Christmas Tree Theme: Old-Fashioned
Those under the Cancer sign are sensitive and effortlessly pick up on energy. To complement this, stick with a traditional Old-Fashioned Christmas tree. Delicate reds, golds and oranges will keep Cancerians comfortable in their environment. For an extra touch of the seasonal, add several dried orange slices to your tree – the smell they send through the house is the essence of Christmas, after all.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Christmas Tree Theme: Glam Gilded
This spirited fire sign is known to bask in the light, with a theatrical and intense passion, much like the Glam Gilded theme we’re suggesting here! Create a warm holiday glow with a stunning gold and bronze colour palette, and for added glitz and glamour (not to mention drama) make decorations oversized and sparkling.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Christmas Tree Theme: Farmhouse
This earth sign presents practical, perfectionist qualities which suit the Farmhouse theme. Neutral gold and white tones blend with most décor and make a great base for any Farmhouse or country chic look. Thereafter, all you need is a few festive and rustic touches, such as a rattan topper, quilted tree skirt, or red checked bows. The trick with this theme is to start simple, then build on it as much or as little as you please, which suits that Virgo perfectionism to a tee!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Christmas Tree Theme: Minimalist
Libra’s champion harmony and equilibrium, which makes them perfectly suited to the Minimalist theme. A tree adorned with a simple string of lights and not much else will promote the feeling of an organic environment, so there is very little chance of upsetting a Libra’s sense of balance. But if you do want to make it jollier, why not decorate sparsely and add a few pine cones and dried orange slices.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Christmas Tree Theme: White Metallic
Scorpio is an intense and powerful sign, so you’ll need a statement, and there is no bigger declaration of intent than a White Metallic Christmas tree – particularly when set against dark décor. To complete this look, adorn your tree with large metallic baubles, giant snowflakes, and lavish beading.
However, if you are intent on buying a real, rich evergreen, you can create an even bigger statement by taking a spray can and flocking the end of the branches ice white.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Christmas Tree Theme: Nordic Noel
This sign is known for having an insatiable thirst for knowledge, forever seeking new geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures. To complement this spirited nature, travel to the Scandinavia with this Nordic Noel theme.
Channel it via a mix of paper and wooden ornaments and delicate garlands draped over twinkling lights. For added ‘hygge’ (a quality of cosiness and comfortable warmth that creates a feeling of contentment or well-being; a characteristic of the Danish culture) opt for a sheepskin rug instead of a tree skirt.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Christmas Tree Theme: Skinny and Simple
Mythological Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms, which makes them perfectly suited to a Skinny and Simple Christmas tree theme. In short, Caps don’t need bells and whistles to transform their space.
A slim tree will fit just about anywhere and because the body is sparser, the emphasis is on whatever you choose to decorate with, be it decadent ornaments or delicate beaded garlands. A Serbian Spruce is a great example of a real tree, with a narrow body, suited to smaller spaces.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Christmas Tree Theme: Seaside
This humanitarian sign is thought to be representative of a mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. A Seaside tree theme is a great fit for this sign. Think rope garlands, sand-coloured and soft blue ornaments, and a starfish at the top rather than a star!
If you want to go all out on this theme (and you surely do, that’s why you’re here!) then you could throw on netting and frame your tree skirt/base in shells from the beach. Even if you’re not an Aquarius, this is perhaps the perfect theme for those spending Christmas by the sea this year.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Christmas Tree Theme: Candy Land
Pisces is a water sign which reflects a constant division between fantasy and reality. Step forth the Candy Land theme. Throw on every sickly-sweet colour you can think of; vibrant pinks, blues, greens, anything goes! For an added, fantastical pop scatter candy canes and lollipops throughout. You can even line-up a few toy soldiers at the base, rather than fitting a tree skirt.
And with that, we wish you a Merry Christmas!