Best Christmas Tree - potted and in the house for a few weeks, planted in the yard following the holidays
Great Christmas Tree A- Fresh, locally cut pine
Great Christmas Tree B- Fake tree, bells and whistles, kept for many years to balance out environmental impacts and such
Good Christmas Tree - Real tree, imported across hundreds of miles - but at least it gets composted.
Yes, that is a camera tripod decked out with tree lights! We thought long and hard, but here are realities in our house:
1 - We don't have a yard to plant a potted Christmas tree
2 - We had three fake trees that we gave away this summer, buying a new one now sounds really awful
3 - Anny is allergic to cut pines - not occasional contact, but the last time we had a cut tree she had hives. When we have a real wreath, she had issues again. (Worry not, Sarahlynn, she's only had issues when it is in our living quarters!)
4 - We wanted to do something a little... different. This year has been all about creativity and, well, different.
Ladies (are there any guys that read my blog? Is this thing on?) I present to you our Tripod Christmas "Tree"
One neat thing is that we have a ball in the dead-center of the thing, so it kind of pushes the light around:
Now to figure out those last few boxes from the move - might just put them in storage and ignore them!