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Workplace and High Street Christmas Decorations Important for Winter Morale

Workplace and High Street Christmas Decorations Important for Winter Morale
09 November 2020 | Updated 11 November 2020

As Covent Garden’s 60ft Christmas tree is switched on, research shows that consumers feel that seeing Xmas decorations around towns and cities will be an important mood-lifter this year. 

Independent research by horticulture services firm phs Greenleaf shows consumers are “crying out” for some festive cheer on the high street.

Over half (55 per cent) of consumers say they will be disappointed if local businesses – including shops, pubs, restaurants and workplaces – didn’t decorate for Christmas this year. 

Slightly more (57 per cent) said Christmas wouldn’t be the same if local businesses don’t have decorations and trees up. Only a fifth (21 per cent) said they didn’t think businesses should decorate as much as they normally do.

Decorating for Christmas this year is so important for Brits that the majority say it will impact their mood. More than half (55 per cent) admitted seeing Christmas trees and decorations in local businesses would make them feel happier given the current times. And 58 per cent of consumers went so far as to say it would ignite Christmas nostalgia and memories, especially if we aren’t able to be with loved ones this year.

To make a difference this Christmas, phs Greenleaf has created a new, limited-edition Rainbow Christmas tree to stand out as a beacon of hope within organisations. As well as promoting a message of hope and kindness, every Rainbow Christmas tree rented will directly raise money for mental health charities.


Picture: phs Greenleaf's limited-edition Rainbow Christmas tree


Covent Garden’s Christmas Tree


Photographs of Covent Garden's 60ft Christmas tree have been released today. After 300 hours of work, the tree was switched on to spread a message of hope for the nation and to spark some much-needed joy this year. 


Covent Garden Christmas Tree

Picture: a photograph of Covent Garden's Christmas tree from above


The Norwegian Spruce comes from Woods Farm in Solihull, the same farm that has provided the Christmas Tree to Her Majesty the Queen previously.

At least 30,000 lights will be used to decorate the Christmas tree, weighing 3 tonnes. After Christmas, the Covent Garden Christmas tree will be recycled to make wood chips.

Picture: a photograph of an operative in a cherry picker decorating Covent Garden's Christmas tree

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 November 2020


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