We’re only 15 days into a new year (and a new decade), but already a number of bizarre new trends have cropped up on social media.
Last week it was putting ice cubes in cereal, this week it’s Valentine’s trees.
Yes, it seems some people are so keen to keep their Christmas trees up, that they’re redecorating them with all the pink and red baubles they can find to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Currently on Instagram there are more than 2,400 posts with the hashtag #ValentinesTree and the photos show the festive firs completely transformed for romance season, adorned with hearts, feathers, roses, messages of love and even teddy bears.
Some of the most popular photos on the site were created by Jennifer Houghton on her account TurtleCreekLane.
Jennifer, who has more than 298,000 followers works hard to create extravagant themed decor in her beautiful home – turning it into a giant gingerbread house over the Christmas period, complete with nutcrackers and sweets all over the place and making a spooky Halloween haven filled with pumpkins and cauldrons for October 31.
Now she’s preparing to do it again, filling her home with love, so she’s been sharing pictures of her Valentine’s trees from previous years and it’s inspired others to do the same with theirs.
A user named shabbynvintagenchic gave their tree a make over, writing: “Soo…I did this thing…We’re exactly one month away from Valentine’s Day so I can share right? I might love my Christmas tree so much that I kept it up and turned it into a Valentine’s tree.”
Similarly, mrsosterglam posted snaps of her tree, writing: “I finally made a Valentine’s Day tree!! I’ve never done one before, but so many of you have inspired me to do this, so thanks for sharing your pics.”
MillenialWitch89 added: “Our Valentines tree! I keep my tree up all winter and change up the decorations depending on which holiday is coming up.”
However, not everyone is so keen on the idea.
Over on Twitter people were a bit more sceptical, with one user posting: “Who the f**k thought Valentine’s Day deserves a f**king tree I swear we are trying to have two chirstmases.”
A second scoffed: “Valentine’s Day trees! Really?!”
A third person added: “I’m torn, on one hand I don’t want to take down my Christmas tree ever. On the other hand, don’t like Valentine’s day.”
Would you give Valentine’s trees a go? Let us know in the comments below.