Is the New Year's tree the 'new' Christmas tree?

The week after Christmas, Americans across the country are already thinking they need to get rid of their Christmas tree. But maybe you should be thinking of adopting an old Russian tradition and turn your tree into a New Years tree.

The tradition of celebrating the New Year with a tree dates back to 1500s Germany and remains popular in Russia.

So do you need to get a whole new tree to adopt the tradition? No!

Simply get rid of some of the Christmas tree decorations and swap for more festive metallic ones.

This ‘balloon tree’ has a great ‘countdown’ theme and is easy to do.

Or simply swap the star at the top of the tree for a festive new years hat.

And don’t forget to add lots of tassels and ribbons. The whole family can help.

Happy New Year!

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Coronado, California

An upside down Christmas tree is shown on display in the lobby of the Hotel Del in Coronado, California, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Manhattan, New York

People sing carols in the Macy's Singing Christmas Tree on 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Washington, D.C. 

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are silhouetted against the tree as they depart after participating in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Managua, Nicaragua

A giant Christmas tree stands in Juan Pablo II square in Managua, Nicaragua, December 2, 2017. Picture taken December 2, 2017. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Sao Paulo, Brazil

A family takes a sefie during the launch of the Ibirapuera Park Christmas Tree in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Ardingly, West Sussex

Britain's tallest living Christmas tree, a 110 foot tall giant redwood at Wakehurst in Ardingly, West Sussex. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

London, England

NOVEMBER 28: Stage designer Es Devlin poses beside a 'Christmas Tree' in the entrance to the V&A, Victoria and Albert museum on November 28, 2017 in London, England. The tree consists of a 'cloud of floating words' that have been contributed by visitors and forms part of the 'Sounds Like Christmas' month-long musical celebration of Christmas across the V&A. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Nice, France

An illuminated Christmas tree and colour lit fountains are seen in Nice, France, December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Paris, France

A general view shows a giant Christmas tree and the art deco glass dome in Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Rome, Italy

A 'Christmas Tree' stands at the Spanish Steps in central Rome on December 9, 2017, as the first weekend of Christmas shopping starts. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Tourists pose with a Swiss flag next to a Christmas tree and with the Eiger North Face at the Jungfraujoch in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Dortmund, Germany

A giant christmas tree is seen at the Christmas market in Dortmund, Germany, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

Madrid, Spain

A huge Spanish flag flutters beside Christopher Columbus statue and a giant Christmas tree in Madrid, Spain, December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Athens, Greece

People make their way during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Rakvere, Estonia 

Unusual Christmass tree designed by local artist Teet Suur and made from wood by local professional school was opened on the First Advent ceremony in Rakvere on December 3, 2017 (Photo by Sergei Stepanov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Vilnius, Lithuania

A general view of the Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Zgharta city, Lebanon

People gather under a Christmas tree, marking the beginning of the Christmas season in Zgharta city, north Lebanon December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

Shanghai, China

SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 11: A 22-metre-high Christmas tree illuminates with golden LEDs to welcome Christmas at Qibao Ancient Town on December 11, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Western traditions including Christmas are becoming increasingly popular and even fashionable in China's major cities. Christmas for most in China is devoid of any religious sentiment but is becoming a major annual event on the commercial calendar. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Metro Manila, Philippines

Park-goers walk past the 15-foot Christmas tree made of 15,000 recycled plastic bottles as part of the Christmas decorations at the Manila Ocean Park in Metro Manila, Philippines November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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RELATED: 2017's best Christmas Trees

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Coronado, California

An upside down Christmas tree is shown on display in the lobby of the Hotel Del in Coronado, California, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Manhattan, New York

People sing carols in the Macy's Singing Christmas Tree on 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Washington, D.C. 

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are silhouetted against the tree as they depart after participating in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Managua, Nicaragua

A giant Christmas tree stands in Juan Pablo II square in Managua, Nicaragua, December 2, 2017. Picture taken December 2, 2017. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Sao Paulo, Brazil

A family takes a sefie during the launch of the Ibirapuera Park Christmas Tree in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Ardingly, West Sussex

Britain's tallest living Christmas tree, a 110 foot tall giant redwood at Wakehurst in Ardingly, West Sussex. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

London, England

NOVEMBER 28: Stage designer Es Devlin poses beside a 'Christmas Tree' in the entrance to the V&A, Victoria and Albert museum on November 28, 2017 in London, England. The tree consists of a 'cloud of floating words' that have been contributed by visitors and forms part of the 'Sounds Like Christmas' month-long musical celebration of Christmas across the V&A. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Nice, France

An illuminated Christmas tree and colour lit fountains are seen in Nice, France, December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Paris, France

A general view shows a giant Christmas tree and the art deco glass dome in Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Rome, Italy

A 'Christmas Tree' stands at the Spanish Steps in central Rome on December 9, 2017, as the first weekend of Christmas shopping starts. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Tourists pose with a Swiss flag next to a Christmas tree and with the Eiger North Face at the Jungfraujoch in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Dortmund, Germany

A giant christmas tree is seen at the Christmas market in Dortmund, Germany, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

Madrid, Spain

A huge Spanish flag flutters beside Christopher Columbus statue and a giant Christmas tree in Madrid, Spain, December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Athens, Greece

People make their way during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Rakvere, Estonia 

Unusual Christmass tree designed by local artist Teet Suur and made from wood by local professional school was opened on the First Advent ceremony in Rakvere on December 3, 2017 (Photo by Sergei Stepanov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Vilnius, Lithuania

A general view of the Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Zgharta city, Lebanon

People gather under a Christmas tree, marking the beginning of the Christmas season in Zgharta city, north Lebanon December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

Shanghai, China

SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 11: A 22-metre-high Christmas tree illuminates with golden LEDs to welcome Christmas at Qibao Ancient Town on December 11, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Western traditions including Christmas are becoming increasingly popular and even fashionable in China's major cities. Christmas for most in China is devoid of any religious sentiment but is becoming a major annual event on the commercial calendar. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Metro Manila, Philippines

Park-goers walk past the 15-foot Christmas tree made of 15,000 recycled plastic bottles as part of the Christmas decorations at the Manila Ocean Park in Metro Manila, Philippines November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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