Monday, November 29, 2010

fake Christmas Tree

Do you get a real Christmas tree every year or do you have a fake one? I wanted to get a fake one, only because I don't like the idea of cutting down a tree every year. Eric was against it and frankly I am okay with that. I love the smell of a fresh tree. Sometimes we get a big one, sometimes a little one, fat one, or thin one. Whatever strikes our fancy when we are out looking.

We go as a family and pick it out. Always. It is a wonderful tradition in this world of few traditions anymore.

The downside to a real tree is you can't get it in November. Well, really I don't think that is too much of a downside. I think two weeks is good, before Christmas. Around the second week of the month. As much as I love the look and the lights at night, I am ready for it to all be put away and things back to normal.

My mom always decorated her house in Orange nice, every year. I still don't have that much stuff. Never have any extra money to buy decorations for the next year on the 26th. I do some decorations. I would like to have that decorating gene but I don't. I see living rooms on tv and in the ads and I think, ooohhh that looks nice. But, of course, I don't have all that stuff.

3 comments:

Julie said...

I have a fake tree and have for years. I also have hundreds of ornaments. I got it all from my family's obsession with Christmas!

Stephanie said...

I have a fake tree now, but growing up in Oregon/Washington, we always had real trees. When my kids are older I might go back to a real tree. :-)I love the smell of a fresh cut tree.

Eric Jasso said...

Go real...it's better for the environment! http://blog.nature.org/2010/11/christmas-tree-debate-real-or-fake/