December 11, 2012

If you’re stumped about how to style your pencil tree, read below.

When space around your home is scarce but you want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, set up a space-saving pencil Christmas tree instead of a  fuller, traditional one. For first time owners of pencil trees or those who have tried but were unsuccessful in their attempts to make it look as fabulous as they imagined, Treetopia has gathered some one-of-a-kind tips and tricks to help you make your tree look more amazing.

Simplify

Having over the top, flashy ornaments hanging on your Christmas tree is not always the best option. Sometimes, you have to take the simple route when decorating, especially since conventional decorations associated with traditional Christmas trees do not always look good on pencil trees. You can choose a minimalistic theme in a monochromatic palette and decorate your tree with ornaments of the same color, but in varying degrees of shade, for a polished and modern look.

Go 3-D

Go for a dramatic three-dimensional design scheme with your pencil tree decorations by adding the illusion of depth. Creating depth is actually simple. All you need are ornaments in different sizes and a strategy for layering the ornaments around the tree. Place all the smaller ornaments in the inner portion of the tree, while the larger ones should be in full display. Think of the inner parts of the tree as the farther edge of your line of sight, while the outer part is the plane nearer you.

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December 6, 2012

Satisfy the insatiable gustatory desires of food lovers this holiday with these fabulous gift suggestions

Christmas is our free ticket to go all out and satisfy our appetites all in one day. It’s also the day when we get together with our dearest of family and friends. While everyone appreciates receiving gifts, giving that fruitcake a break this Christmas will certainly be a welcome decision. Since Christmas is also all about scrumptious food, here are a few gift ideas you can use for the food lovers on your gift list:

 

Collection of Herbs

For those who appreciate the huge difference herbs make in any dish, a collection of fresh or dried herbs makes a great gift. If you fancy the dried herbs option, purchase a few bundles of a variety of herbs from your local farmer’s market. Store these in clear, airtight containers, and label them accordingly. Food lovers with green thumbs will appreciate receiving a small potted herb garden that will make a great herb starter kit.

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December 4, 2012

Show your appreciation to your teachers this Christmas with these fabulous gift ideas

Teachers are everywhere and it’s no secret that being a teacher is a difficult job. There are some who end up as your intellectual guides or concerned friends when school is over. Whether the teacher is a friend or someone who has made an impact at some point in your life, here are a few fabulous gift ideas for the people working in the profession that teaches all other professions:

A Box of Scrumptious Pastries

Teachers are busy. They spend most of the day in the classroom and spend the rest of the day grading their students’ papers. Since cookies and pastries make for great pick-me-ups, give the teachers a reprieve by gifting them a box of scrumptious pastries that will melt the stress away with every bite.

 

Gift Basket

If you want to ensure that your teachers receive a variety of gifts, consider putting together an original gift basket with items suited to each teacher’s tastes. You can add a mix of bath and body supplies, unique stationery sets, or even a collection of gourmet food products like coffee beans and tea leaves.

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November 28, 2012

If you’re ready to take things up a notch, decorate your home with one of our fabulously wacky Christmas trees!

If there’s one thing many people look forward to during the Christmas season, it’s admiring how fabulous their decorated Christmas trees look. But why wait for your tree to look fabulous after you hang the decorations when you can have fun, wacky trees that look fabulous as they are? Here are Treetopia’s top wacky tree candidates:

 

 

Intergalactic Black Christmas Tree

What’s more fun and wacky than a black Christmas tree? A black Christmas tree from outer space! Equipped with clear lights that mimic those twinkling, glimmering stars light years away, this out-of-this-world, funky, black Christmas tree will definitely send your name into the orbit of the fun, fabulous crowd.


I’m so awesome and wacky, I’m already sold out!

 

 

 

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Zebra Christmas Tree

It will truly be a wonderful day when you display our monochromatic Christmas tree in your home. There’s no other tree that can say “I am simple, elegant, and wild” quite like our Zebra Christmas tree. Be sure to check back next year when it’s restocked so you can get a piece of the action!

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November 27, 2012

Do you know why you do the Christmas traditions you grew up with? Read on and find out!

Now that we have stuffed ourselves with a delightful Thanksgiving feast sprinkled with love, we can direct our attention to the next big feast—Christmas. Christmas is certainly one of the holidays with a treasure trove of traditions, but do you know why and how exactly these traditions came about?

Oh Christmas Tree

The most popular Christmas icon, especially for children, is the Christmas tree. We’ve all been though the phase of counting how many beautifully wrapped gifts nestled under the tree have our name on it. But did you know that the tradition of decorating trees came long before Christmas itself? It is believed that ancient pagan societies that practiced animism brought and decorated trees indoors to please the spirits and ensure a good harvest. Trees only became linked to Christmas when Christianity started to spread across Germany. The popularization of the modern Christmas tree came about when Prince Albert, originally from Germany, introduced the Christmas tree to England after he married Queen Victoria in 1840.

Christmas Stockings

The tradition of hanging Christmas stockings by the chimney is linked with the origin of Santa Claus’ story. It is believed that St. Nicholas threw three bags of gold coins down the chimney of a poor family whose father could not marry off his daughters because he had no money for dowries. It so happened that the daughters hung their stockings by the fireplace to dry and they caught the bags of gold coins that were dropped.

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November 22, 2012

Instead of lining up for hours, try some of these activities for a more fabulous Black Friday experience

Black Friday should not just be about lining up the whole night to get awesome shopping deals. If you don’t want to line up or are simply looking for other things to do on Black Friday other than shop with a huge crowd, try out some of our suggestions for alternative activities.

See the Great Outdoors

Really see the great outdoors by going camping, hiking, or swimming. If you’re not the active type, you can simply enjoy the scenery and take pictures. Whatever your level of activity is, you can be sure that nature will take you on a great journey of discovery.

Pamper Yourself

With all your preparations for Thanksgiving, it’s time you treat yourself to a well- deserved break. Pamper yourself on Black Friday by going to the spa to restore the energy you spent for that fabulous Thanksgiving feast.

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November 21, 2012

Celebrate how fabulous you are with a fabulous Christmas tree

With Thanksgiving drawing near, it only means that Christmas is just a few sleeps away. By this time, you should have already decorated a fabulous Christmas tree that fits your personality. If you haven’t found a tree that’s as extraordinary as you are, shine the spotlight on our incredible Diva Christmas trees. Each of these trees reflects its own personality but all of them scream FABULOUS.

Green Dazzling Diva

If you want a fabulous tree that is closer to traditional Christmas colors, check out our Green Diva Christmas tree.  This tree stands like a 6-foot slender supermodel ready for a fabulous pose on the catwalk while saying, “I may be traditionally colored but I am still one awesome tree!”

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November 20, 2012

Challenge yourself this Thanksgiving with these fabulous and sinful creations


Photo by njvack via flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0

With only a few days left before Thanksgiving, we’re all getting ready to stuff ourselves with excellent food while attempting to avoid answering overly personal questions. Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a delectably juicy and absolutely awesome turkey on the table. You can even imagine the spirit of Thanksgiving whispering “you complete me” to the turkey à la Jerry Maguire. But how did the turkey become the symbol of Thanksgiving, anyway, and in how many artery-clogging ways can you prepare a turkey?

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November 16, 2012

Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes Promotion


You know you’re fun and funky when you’re shopping for an artificial Christmas tree at Treetopia.com. Our company has been designing high quality artificial Christmas trees that are sure to make your eyes sparkle and tickle your senses. This year, we’re spreading Christmas love and cheer through our Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes.

If you think that you and your friend are fun and funky enough to deserve an awesome Treetopia All-holiday tree, “like” the Treetopia Facebook page from November 8 to November 29, 2012 and enter the drawing by providing your name and e-mail address. Since this is a Secret Santa event, don’t forget to provide your nominated friend’s name, e-mail address, the Treetopia tree you want, and another Treetopia tree that you’d like your friend to receive. Don’t forget to tell us why you think your friend deserves that tree! We will e-mail your friend that he or she has a Secret Santa, but we’ll keep your identity a secret.

Winners will be drawn within five days of the sweepstakes’ end so you don’t have to wait too long.

Note that participation in this sweepstakes binds you to the Treetopia Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. For more information about the awesome Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes, you can access the Treetopia Facebook Page.

November 15, 2012

Treetopia just stacked up on cool points

Did you think that the awesome Christmas tree featured in the December issue of HGTV Magazine looked familiar? We sure did! That’s because HGTV Magazine recognized how fabulous Treetopia’s Christmas trees are and featured our classic Balsam Spruce with multicolor lights in its December 2012 issue. Check out the feature below, as seen in HGTV Magazine:

We’re absolutely loving our moment in the HGTV spotlight. Thanks, HGTV!