Custom Decorated Live Residential Christmas Trees

Have a gorgeous custom Christmas Tree designed just for you!

For Ottawa area clients with live trees, here’s how the service works:

  1.  Elegant Strategies meets with client to select theme and/or colour scheme. Client decides whether they are choosing one of our existing themed trees, details below, or a unique, one-of-a-kind tree, to their specifications.
  2.  Client provides the live tree in a stand, to a maximum height of 10′, ready to decorate. (Don’t forget the bag for removing the tree when it’s time to be picked up by the City of Ottawa).
  3.  Elegant Strategies does the lighting and custom decor for the tree.
  4.  Client pays for custom decorating of live tree. Removal of custom decor in the new year is at a time mutually agreed upon, and is included in the fee.
  5.  Client basks in the ‘oohs and aahs‘ custom tree produces from family, friends and other visitors throughout the Christmas season.

Simple, and simply special!

Clients can choose from one of my existing custom tree themes. These include Cardinals at Christmas; It’s Snowing Cats & Dogs (for the pet lover); Airy Elegance; Magical Metallics;  Go Sens Go (for the Ottawa Senators fan); Go Leafs Go (for the Toronto Maple Leafs fan); Just for Fun; Visions of Sugar Plums; Crimson at Christmas; and Woodland Creatures.



Custom decor for a live tree is more expensive than custom decor for an artificial, pre-lit tree. Artificial trees are usually from 7′ to 8′ tall. Live trees are usually 8′ to 10′ tall, so more ornaments and lights are required. Also, obviously, live trees don’t come with lights, and perfect lighting takes some time, but is well worth the wait! IF YOUR TREE IS TALLER THAN 7′, IT’S A TWO-PERSON JOB; THIS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE PRICING.

My initial consultation in your home is complimentary. For installation and removal of decor, for my time lighting and decorating, for my time planning and shopping for ornaments for your one-of-a-kind tree, and for the lights and decor, my fee is $425.00 + HST. This does not include removal of live tree after the holidays, but it does include removal of ornaments and lights from the tree.

I’m taking orders for live trees from October 10th. Don’t miss your chance to make this Christmas especially memorable. Contact or call 613-286-5414 in Ottawa to book your consultation.

Detail of cardinals with spray of frosted berries

Detail of cardinals with spray of frosted berries