We didn’t get a real tree this year, nor did we last year. A few years in the past, we’ve had a live tree. We’ve always donated them to Bass Pro as they use them for fish habitats after the holidays. At least that way, it doesn’t seem so wasteful.
Frank has a small, artificial 5 ft. tree with weak branches and lots of bare spots that we’ve used in the past. One year we even put up my huge, fake tree. We had to leave off the bottom two or three rows of branches because it was so full, and the top hit the ceiling. No vaulted ceilings at this place. This house has needed a slim tree since the day I moved in and this year, I headed to K-Mart and bought one. It came with lights already on it which is a total bonus. I put it together and fluffed it up. Ready to go in an hour.
Jordan and his girlfriend, Breanna.
While the kids decorated, I enjoyed a glass of wine and hung out with Lucy and Jacob. It’s nice that the kids took over the tree decorating.
Since we got rid of that big, ugly sectional (sorry Frank) we put the tree in the front window. Our street is somewhat busy at times, so all the people driving home from work can enjoy the holidaze on their commute. And since it’s a slim tree, I can still enjoy the view which is much better with a smaller car in the driveway.
May your holiday be safe, warm and fun-filled with the happiness of family and friends!