There are many benefits to be gained from buying a Christmas tree skirt, apart from just adding to the festive spirit in your home and making the base of your tree look superb.
A tree skirt does a marvellous job of collecting pine needles that fall off a real tree, rather than them landing on your carpet and getting scattered around your room, expecially if you have excited children at home.
A tree stands will keep your festive tree stable and safe, but most of them are not particularly attractive-looking.They are very fuctional but not very aesthetically pleasing - a great advantage of owning a Christmas tree skirt if that it can be place over your stand, making everything look tidy and more visually impressive.
A tree skirt is also a handy accessory for covering cables and wires from fairy lights on your real or artificial tree - however, you should keep safety in mind and ensure you cover any untidy cables and wires in a way that does not pose a fire risk.
Another great benefit of a tree skirt is that is provides an excellent location to place a nativity scene or a collection of wooden, ceramic, plastic, clay or porcelain nativity figures.
Children love the task of organising and displaying the little nativity figures around your tree, on top of the skirt which is spread out at the base. Nativity scenes and figures can be particularly eye-catching when laid out on a cotton or faux fur tree skirt which looks like a blanket of snow.
In the run up to Christmas most homes will accumulate a number of Christmas presents from friends and family - although obviously not the ones that Santa delivers on Christmas Eve! A tree skirt is a superb place to display these early gifts, prior to opening them on Christmas Day
Another key attraction of tree skirts is that they just look so incredibly festive and colourful - those which are adorned with little images of Santa, snowmen reindeer and other Yuletide images, have an obvious appeal for young boys and girls who are wallowing in the whole Christmas experience.