So it’s that time of year, just a few weeks short of Christmas –a day I love and adore. And yes I’m that girl who loves to overdecorate and get all into the season with candy crafts, a zillion lights inside and outside the house and a big old Christmas tree to set things off! But this year was all about getting a NEW Christmas tree because of old artificial tree went dead and half of the lights were out. So I asked my Facebook friends should I go for a real tree or get another artificial one. I had never had a real tree as long as the kids could remember, so they were used to an artificial one. So the consensus on Facebook was that I should probably stick with an artificial tree because it made things easier. However many of my friends said they love real trees because of the small and the memories that come along with having a real tree. Some people actually go and cut the real tree down and search for their tree so that becomes a real family tradition. So because I wanted to create some memories for my kids I decided to go the REAL TREE route.
Except for one thing… getting a real tree was a DOOZIE and drove me crazy!
First we went to our local supermarket to get one of those trees they sell outside. Seemed good enough!
Merry Christmas from the Smiths!
Whew what a messy situation. But we survived getting a real tree and it turned out very nice! But I probably won’t do that again! An artificial tree means less aggravation! Less Aggravation means a happy mommy and a happy mommy means everyone has a Merry Christmas!
What do you prefer? Real or artificial?