Reasons to Set Up Your Christmas Tree on the Porch

Introduction:If you have a covered porch or screened in porch you may want to consider it as an alternative location for setting up your Christmas tree. We've done both inside and screen porch trees and here are my reasons for having the Christmas tree on the porch.

  • 01

    Tree Will Stay Fresher In the Great Outdoors

    If you live in an area that gets cold in December your tree will love living outside on your porch instead of being confined to the dry heat inside your home. It will drink less water so you won't have to refill the stand as often.

  • 02

    No Pine Needles In the House

    If your Christmas tree loses any pine needles they will stay outside where you can easily sweep them off the porch whenever convenient. You'll never have to drag out the vaccuum again to get them out of the carpet.

  • 03

    Makes It Easier For Santa

    You'll save Santa some time by having the tree on the outside of your home. No more getting stuck in the chimney because he ate too many cookies at your neighbor's house and he'll be so impressed, you may even get an extra gift!

  • 04

    Allergic Family Members Get Relief

    If anyone in your house is allergic to pine or sensitive to the aroma of pine trees or sap they'll be able to breathe easier with the tree outside.

  • 05

    Gives Your Neighbors Something Pretty to Look at

    Decorating your porch with a beautful Christmas tree will give the neighbors a lovely treat. Just make sure you place the tree near your window so you can enjoy the view as well from the inside of your home.





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  • snowfence 3/20/2011 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for the top five reasons to set up your Christmas tree on the porch. H5

  • bossypants 1/2/2011 Flag This Comment

    This idea is genius! Your reasons are all good, too --especially your consideration of Santa. You should get 2 extra presents for sharing this list!

  • JoyceTeresaMann 12/18/2010 Flag This Comment

    I tried this one year with an artificial tree. Last I saw of it, it had been scattered by the four winds! lol!

  • LWCox 12/9/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great idea, just wish I had a bigger porch! Wonder if Santa would find it on the back deck.....

  • ChristinaFernando 12/8/2010 Flag This Comment

    Such a great idea. Too bad ours is already set up on the inside. Perhaps I'll try this next year.

  • bestmommy 12/8/2010 Flag This Comment

    Thanks Elaine! Just beware of bad weather. One year we a crazy wind storm come through and some ornaments were lost. Otherwise, no problems.

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