We’ve teamed up! ~ Savannah Bananas

We’ve teamed up! ~ Savannah Bananas

We’ve teamed up!


We are excited to announce the partnership of two fun, unique and game-changing brands. The Savannah Bananas have quite literally changed the game and put fans first with their fun, interactive and wacky approach to baseball. We at Tree Buddees believe in what the Bananas are doing and wanted to get in on the action. Fun and wacky is what both brands do best.


We are only getting started with this partnership. We’ll have more news and fun ornaments to come soon!


The Savannah Bananas are a circus-like baseball team who have sold out every game since 2016, totaling over 180 sell-outs. The team has been featured on ESPN, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Sports Illustrated and are made popular by their on-field hijinks and videos.


The Bananas play their own version of baseball called Banana Ball which features new rules to make the game more fast-paced and entertaining.


The team is based in Savannah, Georgia and play their home games at Grayson Stadium, but they take the show on the road on their Banana Ball World Tour where they play their rivals the Party Animals and other professional teams in Challenger Series.


“We are not your typical baseball team. We are different. We take chances. We toe the line. We test the rules. We challenge the way things are supposed to be.

We think there’s a better way to do almost everything. So, we will try it all. Some people may think we’re crazy. But we are okay with that. No matter what, we just want to have fun. We are driven by this goal to make baseball fun. And ultimately give fans the best possible experience at our ballpark. We call this Fans First.”

A brief history of Christmas Tree Toppers

A brief history of Christmas Tree Toppers

That familiar festive feeling is in the air, which means the holidays are right around the corner! Families worldwide will be waking on Christmas Day to presents and half-eaten cookies in just a few short weeks. And since Christmastime is nearing closer, it’s about time we start making fresh baked goods, watching snow fall with cocoa in hand, dancing to classic holiday tunes, and putting up merry decorations.


Of course, when we think of Christmas, we think of a big, beautiful, full Christmas tree laden with tinsel and ornaments. The tree is the centerpiece of Christmas home décor. Yet it would feel incomplete without the most important addition: a tree-topper.

The Origins of Tree-Toppers

A tree-topper is that large ornament placed on the very top of a Christmas tree. Though no one knows precisely where they originated, their first recorded use was in Germany in the early 1600s, when baby Jesus tree-toppers capped household trees littered with gold-covered apples and gingerbread.


As time passed, angel toppers became popular in England during the 17th century, when Europeans began creating bigger glass angel ornaments. Early on, star toppers gained popularity as well. They represent the Star of Bethlehem, and people continue to purchase stars of all shapes and sizes to crown their trees today. Hundreds of years after they first crowned Christmas trees, stars are now the most popular tree-topper. 

Today’s Tree-Toppers

Hundreds of years later, tree-toppers are still used in most Christmas-celebrating households. However, choices for these large decorative ornaments have now expanded far beyond stars and angels!


Though many traditional ornate toppers still exist, many people opt for more unique toppers today. From pop culture-inspired figurines to quirky statuettes, these toppers can range from unique to straight-up funny! Toppers have certainly come a long way. Nowadays, people who enjoy a non-traditional Christmas tree can still crown it with something personal to them.


Whether you prefer a star or King Kong at the top of your tree, have a merry Christmas! And if you’re looking for a unique final touch to your decorated space, take a look at our funny toppers.

Christmas tree decorating traditions you may want to try out!

Christmas tree decorating traditions you may want to try out!

Decorating a tree is a tradition most families practice when celebrating Christmas, but every family does this tradition a little differently. It's what makes each family's celebration special. Are you looking to add to your family traditions this holiday season? Here are three fun Christmas tree decorating traditions you may want to try out!

Hiding the pickle 

Although each family may do it differently, Country Living describes it as one family member secretly hanging an ornament shaped like a pickle on the tree the night before Christmas. The first family member to find the pickle on Christmas morning wins a special gift, treat, or surprise! This tradition that some speculate originated from Germany is a fun one for the family to enjoy.

Everyone gets a new ornament each year. 

This is one of those traditions that can be done in many ways. Country Living suggests these ornaments could represent a milestone in each family member's life. For example, if someone in your family recently got into a new sport over the past year, you can get something that represents that! Our selection contains a wide variety of sports-themed ornaments, from basketball to fishing to golf! Another example could be a new pet! Tree Buddees offers one of the best ornaments for new cat owners poking fun at a cat's tendency to knock down the Christmas tree.

Ugly ornament exchange 

Similar to a gag gift, the Ugly ornament exchange is something for the family's adults to get a laugh out of. Some of our most popular ornaments for gag gift exchanges include our naked Santa ornament and our mooning Santa ornament! The goal of this tradition is that everyone involved gets a good laugh out of it. The Weekend Housewife suggests that ornaments only be purchased during the current Christmas season to avoid stockpiling ugly Christmas ornaments, taking the fun out of this tradition. 

Whether it's hiding a pickle ornament, personalized decorations, or ugly ornaments, traditions are what make the holiday season that much more special. Which of these traditions do you think you and your family will try out this year? 


Christmas In July

Christmas In July

Ever had a holly jolly July? Imagine all the things you love about Christmas without Jack Frost nipping at your nose. We have all heard the term Christmas in July, but did you know many families across the southern United States celebrate this unconventional holiday?

Where did Christmas in July come from?
Legend suggests that Christmas in July started at Keystone Camp in 1933, a girls' summer camp located in Brevard, North Carolina, and takes place on July 24th and 25th. This celebration consists of all your favorite Christmas traditions, such as decorating a tree, gift exchanges, and more! Southern Living and Country Living outlines more information regarding the origin of this Southern American tradition.
This unofficial holiday was also originally an opportunity for those living in the southern hemisphere to celebrate Christmas during what is considered to be winter in their part of the world. Pub For all Seasons highlights some countries where Christmas in July is celebrated, such as Australia, where the food associated with the Christmas holiday is the star of the show! Companies in Australia also celebrate with offers of holiday discounts. The UK, New Zealand, and South Africa are also some other countries that celebrate Christmas in July and many states in the US!
Why Celebrate Christmas in July?
During the winter months of 2020, families had to give up important aspects of a traditional Christmas celebration, such as large family gatherings, to keep loved ones safe due to the spike in cases attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, at the time of writing this 47.89% of the US population has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, making large family gatherings safer than they were in December of 2020. The CDC has even lifted indoor mask mandates for fully vaccinated people.
The CDC still suggests that outdoor gatherings are the safest option for you and your family and the warm month of July makes this possible! With social interactions becoming increasingly safer due to vaccine role out, and warmer weather bringing social gatherings outdoors, Christmas in July may be a perfect opportunity for your family to experiment with new traditions while also making up for lost time during the holiday season.

How to celebrate Christmas in July.
One of the best things about this holiday is marrying Christmas cheer with the things we love most about summer! As Real Sample points out, you don't have to dig up all your festive décor from storage. There are so many ways to put a summer twist on the most wonderful time of the year!

A sunny spin on decorations.
Arguably, one of the best and most unique parts about Christmas is how we tailor the environment around us to emulate Christmas Joy through decorations. Putting a fun summer spin on traditional Christmas décor is one of the best ways to celebrate! Fill your tree with uniquely summer-themed ornaments full of bright colors that embody that summer vibe. With the warm weather of July bringing the celebration outside, bring this tradition with it by decorating your backyard plants like you would a Christmas tree with summery ornaments and fairy lights!

Chestnuts roasting on an open bonfire.
Instead of a roast for Christmas dinner, why not a burger on the BBQ? Instead of decorating gingerbread cookies in the shape of reindeer and snowmen, substitute sugar cookies in the shape of sunglasses, flip-flops, or pineapples! Put a marshmallow on top of chocolate and a graham cracker, and use mini chocolate chips to make two eyes and a mouth for a melted snowman look! Or use your Christmas cookie stencils on fruit like watermelon or pineapple.
Their are so many ways to get creative with this holiday! And after the year we all had in 2020, we could all use some more family time.