Do you have a live tree? Does your family go to a Christmas Tree farm and cut one down? Do you go to the nearest corner lot and pick a tree from the selection they have? Do you shop your local box store for your tree? Do you patronize your local garden center?
I ask because there are many options out there for those that still choose to have a live Christmas tree. Personally if I had a real tree, we’d either cut it down ourselves (we did this for years) or visit the garden center. I’ve never been a fan of the pop up tents that literally materialize over night, set up lights and sell trees for much less than the local store that is there for you all year. Just my opinion. I’m blogging, you get to hear it.
Now…if you choose to have an artificial tree, how often do you replace that tree? I have a sister that must get a new one every couple of years, myself…mine is several years old. I chose the artificial so that I don’t have to water it, I can leave it up for 8 weeks if I want to, it looks real and I’m not picking needles out of my carpet until July and mostly because Christmas trees just don’t smell any more! I have no idea why…it’s too bad though. Instead, I’ll use a pine scented candle or potpourri.
Let me know what your family does for a Christmas tree. I can suggest that if you go with the live trees, be sure to set them out in the yard after Christmas for the birds! They love them and it’s good winter protection for them!
Have a blessed Christmas to you all!