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Blogmas #2: Alternative Christmas Tree’s

Aloha my wonderful merfolk!

Christmas is a very traditional time of year, however some of us, like to break the mould. If you are bored of green tree’s and gold tinsel then this is the blog post for you.

I have searched far and wide across the internet to find more Gothic alternatives to a traditional Christmas!

Christmas Tree’s

One of the most important aspects of decorating for Christmas is the tree. Usually, a green tree (to imitate a real fir tree if buying an imitation) or a ‘snow’ covered tree are the norm. However, if you are looking for something slightly different, here are some ideas.


The first alternative tree I found was this beautiful black and white striped Christmas tree. I found this tree on a website called Treetopia which you can find here. Unfortunately for anyone living in the UK, this is an American website and I am going to assume that they won’t ship tree’s to the UK. Although, there may be similar tree’s over here in the UK too.


If multi-coloured is not your thing, then how about a plain black Christmas tree? Upon a quick Google search, I found a few options. This first one is from Amazon, is 6FT tall and is only £28. 95. You can find the link for that tree here. have two black Christmas trees for sale, the link to them you can find here. One is 6FT and costs £79 and the other is 7FT and costs £99. The final black tree comes from Xmas Direct. They range from 4FT to 10FT and cost between £47.99 and £228.79.


If you are not into big, imitation fir trees, then I have found a couple of alternatives for you. The first is this Lit Red Berry tree from Next, which you can find here. It is 60cm tall and costs £20. If you’re looking for something small and more subtle, then this may be the tree for you.


The next alternative option is this LED Bonsai tree from B&M Bargains, which you can find here. It costs £14.99 and comes in a range of different colours. To see how to decorate a tree like this, you can watch the wonderful ItsBlackFriday decorate hers in this video.

Tree Decorations

The next step to an alternative Christmas is to decorate the tree!

The first colour theme for a more alternative Christmas tree, is black and purple.


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The first thing that I always put onto my tree when decorating it, is the fairy lights. The purple star fairylights can be found at Tesco here and cost £5. The small fairylights I found on Amazon and are £13.99. The next step is to add the beads and the tinsel. The beads shown above can be found here and cost £2.99. The tinsel is also £2.99 and can also be found on Amazon, here. It’s now time to add the baubles. Both black and purple baubles can be found on Amazon and are sold by Christmas Concepts for £2.99.

The next colour scheme is red and black. The same black baubles as above can be used for this colour scheme.

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The red tinsel is sold on Amazon by a store called WeRChristmas and costs £7.99. There is more than likely stores online or on the high street that will seel tinsel for cheaper than that. The Baubles are once again from ChristmasConcepts and cost £2.99. The beads I found on eBay for £1.99.

The final colour scheme is black and silver.

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The silver bead chain is from Wilko’s and only costs 75p. The rest of the items are once again from Christmas Concepts on Amazon. The baubles are £2.99, this beautiful black and silver tinsel is £3.99 and the white fairy lights are only £1!


This beautiful bauble deserves a mention all of it’s own. It can be found on the Next website and can be found in each letter of the alphabet. This gives you a wonderful way of personalising your Christmas tree with the initials of your family or household. It costs £3.

Which colour scheme do you prefer the most? Would you opt for a black Christmas tree or would you stick to a more traditional fir?

a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below – Scariel

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