Another year, another semi-strange yet oddly intriguing Christmas tree trend has hit our news feeds. This time, it's less about what you put on the tree and more about the tree itself. Yep, this trend involves using a pineapple for your Christmas tree.
This unusual new trend is taking Instagram by storm, with hundreds of people posting photos of their new festive friends. Dressed like a traditional Christmas tree, these pineapples have baubles, tinsel, and glitter to brighten up your home.
OMGOSH 🍍🎄😍 a #pineapplechristmastree ~ so yes this is a thing and I am LOVING it I think I may have to have one this year! Tropical and Christmassy all in one 😍😍😍 What do ya think???? Original 📸: @jayfashion4you . . . . . . . #littlebirdiehandmade #handmadeau #handmade #christmas #christmasiscoming #christmas2017 #santa #pineapple #christmastree #tree #purple #fruit #tropicalfruit #interiordesign #design #tropicaldesign #tropicalchristmas #christmasbaubles #notjustfruit
Although this new trend is forming online, it seems that there is also another trend of dressing a Christmas tree as a pineapple! This year some have taken the decision to go the whole way, by adding extra leaves at the top. Don't believe us? Take a look!
This will be my first Christmas not spent in Hawaii in 5 years. I'll miss our tradition of coffee at Lanikai beach and bbqing outside on Christmas Eve. There will be no bikinis on Christmas Day, instead I'll be bundling up in Brooklyn. ☃️ I hope to get back to Hawaii soon, but for now, I'm loving this festive pineapple Christmas tree spotted on @shakajuice's feed, the perfect island touch to the Holidays! 🍍🎄
If you think it's too early to be putting up your Christmas decorations, you could be wrong. According to recent research, those who put up their decorations early could be happier people.
Whether it's a simple tree, or the full works, psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad., "In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood."
"Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!"
Unilad also reports that the Journal of Environmental Psychology has found that decorations can be a way to communicate accessibility to neighbours. This means that if your house is covered with decorations then your neighbours might perceive you are more "friendly and cohesive." So maybe this is a great way to get to know your neighbors?
This post was written by Anna Sky Hulton. For more, check out our sister site heatworld.