...do you do a tree?
...Real or fake?
...How many do you put up?
...Any theme to the trees?
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We put 1 large 7.5' real tree in teh living room, no theme. I have a small 4' artificial for Precious Moments in the dining room. No, Sant odes not visit the little one.
My mom always had a 4' tree in teh living room that was decorated to match, with the big one in the family room, so i guess that's why I started.
Going fake this Christmas- Although I love the smell of a real tree, I can purchase a pine scented candle at Yankee Candle and save a tree.
Living in Mulberry land, the capitol of Christmas tree farms, it is a shame to see how many trees are cut down and then just burned after the Holidays.
I have a little tree up all year in my livingroom- My own little personal miniature "Wilderness Lodge" tree. I try to remember to pick up an ornament each visit to add to it.
Our main tree in the livingroom at Christmas is a hodgepodge of ornaments the kids made through out their school years. Plus of course special Disney ornaments too. Each year is a battle though....I opt for White lights- everyone else wants colored lights!
and then we have a tree on the back deck with simple white lights (mom won the light battle outside anyways!)
and nope- Santa only seems to find one tree every year!
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So we buy real ones!
Last year the only tree we had was a real one w/ white lights on our deck that we could see through the sliding glass doors.
Our house is rather small, and with our Great Big Girl (Gracie our great dane) being ill we needed the tree spot for her crate.
She is still hanging in there but shows all the signs of kidney failure. She is incontinent when she is sleeping, so the tree will likely be outside this year too.
At home, we just do 1 tree...a pretty fake one. (Richard's allergies demand this). I actually love a live tree but the truth is that the fake one is easier. I can leave it up as long as I want without it being a fire hazzard. It goes up and down easily and doesn't have a crooked base so it always stands up properly in the stand. I don't get scars from trying to put water in the base once the thing gets dry. reasons like that - mostly though - I love putting up my tree in late Nov and leaving it up until after the Epiphany (or sometimes later if my schedule gets too crazy).
We have a multitude of mixed up decorations. Probably 50 or more Disney things, but lots of Dr. Suess, pretty balls, etc. I dont have any plain jane balls on my tree except for a few that belonged to my great grandmother. I put them out each year and tell myself that if they get broken she would have prefered me having them out and enjoying them...so it is worth the risk with the small ones around and helping me out.
My mother used to make dough ornaments and I have a lot of those as well, but they are slowly crumbling.
We also decorate outside. We have a blow up Santa and a blow up Frosty. We have a "yard card" which is about 4 X 6 feet which says "Peace on Earth" and has a nativity scene. We have some of those plastic Santa and Snowmen that light up (the kids love those for whatever reason - they use the small one we take to WDW as a night light in their room during the holidays). We put icicle lights across the gutters and have a light garland that goes on the door. A few candycane light and peppermint candy lights line the drive and we now have two light up reindeer for the side yard.
Oh oh oh - and the kids get to decorate all the windows with clings - which they LOVE.
I have tons of knick knacks that sometimes make it out and sometmes dont. (due to time constraints) Lots of mugs, cookie tins, stockings, etc complete the fun.
There is also this collection of stuffed animals that have shown up over the years that live all over the place during the holidays. They start out under the tree and then I find them where they have been loved on. Works for me.
Sadly - we have to go through my mother and step-dad's christmas stuff this year. When we were cleaning out the house (for new wife to remodel), my sister and new wife pulled it out. I had a fit. I was too drained to go through that stuff as well. 90% of that stuff was given directly to Mom or she made it. She was a teacher so a lot of that we will probably get rid of, but things from our childhood tree are cherished to my sisters and I. We have some things as Mom made us each a box our of her stuff for our own trees when we moved out. *sigh* I miss my mom.
No, it's not pick on llllaura day, I've just been editing documents all morning and it's carrying over to my other life.
Last edited by Stitch; 11-14-2008 at 11:07 AM.