Because most Chinese don’t celebrate Christmas, there are not that many places in town where you can buy Christmas trees. I still remember that about 3 years ago my wife and I spent a whole Saturday afternoon trying to find a decent Christmas tree and eventually ended up buying a fake one. But times are changing, and it seems you can now also get them online. A fellow Dutch entrepreneur, Nic Pannekeet, sells them through his company rosagallica.com.
How does it work? Very simple, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the size you want, your name, address and phone number, and the company will contact you for delivery. You can also call them at 021-2821 2241 or mobile 158 2171 1221 (Camille). The available sizes and prices:
Available sizes Price ex transport
80 – 150 cm 180 RMB
150 – 200 cm 350 RMB
200 – 250 cm 450 RMB
250 – 300 cm 600 RMB
300 – 350 cm 800 RMB
I did not try out the service myself (our gardener already provided us with a tree before we even thought about buying one), so feel free to let me know your experiences in the comments.