Do you decorate with a live Christmas tree, an artificial one or no tree at all?

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  1. ThelmaC profile image97
    ThelmaCposted 5 years ago

    Do you decorate with a live Christmas tree, an artificial one or no tree at all?

  2. Trish89 profile image65
    Trish89posted 5 years ago

    We have an artificial. I would love a real tree, but with a 18 month old and a small dog I figure we better stick with the fake. Looks just as pretty though!

    1. ThelmaC profile image97
      ThelmaCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Trish89 some of the artificial ones look just like the real ones.  You can always spray a nice evergreen smelling room fragrance for that special Christmas tree smell!

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I always had a real tree, but after the kids moved out we got an artificial one. I like that I know exactly how it's going to fit in the room, and it looks nice. I got one with the lights already on it. That makes it easier, and the lights are nice and even.

  4. craiglyn profile image76
    craiglynposted 5 years ago

    We've had an artificial tree for years -  always a fairly big one.  On our move from our house to a townhouse, and because we were in limbo for six months - we sold our big tree in a garage sale, thinking to get another big one on arrival at our new place.  However, my husband passed away six months after moving in and I was not going to bother with a tree, - my heart just was not in it - until my friend insisted I needed to have one for me.    So I opted for a lit one in a planter  - not too big around and about a foot taller than me including the planter  - all prelit.  I am so glad I did this because it is easy for me to handle and I do not even try to put it away after Christmas  - it sits in the corner of my greatroom - all year round  - sans Christmas decorations.  I love it because sometimes when having dinner guests I plug it in and it looks nice all lit up in the corner.  Then in December I decorate it of course for Christmas.  More than you needed to hear  - likely  - : )

  5. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    We have a little fiber optic tree that we usually use because I don't have to string it with lights -- and I hate putting up and taking down lights. I don't think we will have a tree this year because we just have too many things to do and we aren't having Christmas dinner at our house this year.

    1. Maggie Bennett profile image71
      Maggie Bennettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have a beautiful slimmer six foot fiber optic tree.  You are right about the stringing lights and then taking them down being a pain.  The added benefit is the rich color you get with fiber optics. I hope they start offering more of them.

  6. GiblinGirl profile image84
    GiblinGirlposted 5 years ago

    My husband and I actually have a fake, pink Christmas tree.

    1. Maggie Bennett profile image71
      Maggie Bennettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have never ever seen pink.  That must be one of a kind.  I've seen white, blue, green but never pink.  That is cool.

    2. ThelmaC profile image97
      ThelmaCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      GiblinGirl it sounds strange but I bet a pink tree could actually be very beautiful!

  7. J. Biaza profile image60
    J. Biazaposted 5 years ago

    We have an artificial tree.  I love live trees but torn between having them cut and them tossed out after Christmas.  I know that there are tree farms that grow specifically for holiday, but I wish those trees would be planted in our forest, national parks, and so forth.

    1. ThelmaC profile image97
      ThelmaCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your concerns.  I have heard of people placing them in lakes and rivers to create reefs for the fish.  I wish that would be done more often.

  8. KDeus profile image94
    KDeusposted 5 years ago

    Growing up, we always had a real tree. But since I had my own family, we've had an artificial one. I just have a hard time cutting down a tree for the sake of having it in my house for a few weeks.

  9. renee21 profile image81
    renee21posted 5 years ago

    We always get a live Christmas tree.  It makes the house smell awesome!

  10. BSloan profile image72
    BSloanposted 5 years ago

    We decorate with an artificial tree every year.  Years ago when my children were young we would buy the real tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, but my son had an allergic reaction to it one year and the following year we purchased the artificial tree we have now.

 
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