THE Christmas countdown is on and our readers are really getting into the spirit of things this year by putting up their trees early.

After a Christmas in lockdown last year due to soaring covid-19 cases, many are making up for it this year with cracking Yuletide celebrations.

We asked our readers to share pictures of their Christmas tree designs - and they did not disappoint! Sparkly trees, brightly coloured designs, classic gold or red, white trees, Santa and candy canes all featured in the designs.

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So if you are looking for some inspiration before putting up your tree, check out are gallery of pictures first.