So, I realize that we haven’t even enjoyed the turkey, etc., yet but I want to shout from the rooftops that I have finally bitten the bullet and decided to buy a (dun, dun, duuuun!) fake Christmas tree. We have always had fresh trees from a lot, a Christmas tree farm, or even our own backyard. We haven’t had a tree for a couple of years, but the last one came from the yard and it was gigantic.
I prefer a Noble Fir, and that’s what we have been harvesting from our own yard for several years. However, the last one my husband cut was so enormous that it took over the room. I must admit that looking at a tree growing in the yard is decidedly different from looking at it once it’s in the house. We have 21 foot ceilings, and the great room is quite great, but we had to keep hacking off the bottom of the trunk just to fit it in the tree stand. Then, we had to artfully remove and shorten branches from the bottom of the tree so we could navigate our way through the room with the tree in it! The few good things to say about that tree is that it smelled wonderful, was extremely fresh and dropped very few needles, and I could hang 30+ year’s-worth of ornaments on it all at once.
Shopping for an artificial tree was an experience in itself. Who knew there were so many variations? I went the online route because the thought of traipsing around to all of the big box stores comparing fake trees was just too much for me to consider. I looked at many trees online, read customer comments, and then made the commitment. It will be on my doorstep in 2 weeks and then I can dig out the ornaments and the fun can commence. At least I know it will fit in the tree stand since it comes with one built in. Now, maybe I’ll bite the next bullet and get a cell phone!
I hope you enjoy your own holiday experiences as they unroll through the end of the year.