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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: The Perfect Christmas Tree

In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite vintage issues. These Christmas tree tips are still relevant today.

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Vintage Christmas Tree Tips

Christmas trees are nothing new, although artificial versions are more recent. When cutting down a live Christmas tree, selecting the right one can be a challenge. This Family Handyman article from 1988 gives advice on finding the perfect tree, including getting the right shape and freshness level, then caring for the tree once you bring it home.

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Selecting and Caring For a Christmas Tree

Family Handyman still provides holiday decorating tips 70 years after our first publication and more than 30 years after this article was written. Whether you choose a fir or spruce tree, be sure to water it properly to ensure a safe holiday season.

For more of our amazing vintage Family Handyman content, visit our 70th Anniversary Page.