Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love the lights, the music, the festive store aisles–but the best part about the season is decorating the tree. When I was younger, my parents always took my sisters and me to cut down a tree in early December. Mom and Dad piled us all in a sled, Dad threw the saw over his shoulder, and we trekked away to find the perfect tree.
Yes, that's me in the Charlotte Hornets Starter jacket. (Red and black plaid pajama pants, too!)
Fast forward to 2009. My husband and I have had three years of fake trees. While they're always perfect (in that bendable branches sort of way), I still missed the festiveness that a real tree brought to the house. In fact, last year during the after-Christmas sales, I had purchased a tree stand and tree bag with all intentions of getting a real tree the following year.
So, off to Lowe's we went to chose our 9-foot beauty of a tree.
A few days (and 1100 white lights) later, our gorgeous Christmas tradition was decorated head to toe. I love sitting on the couch with nothing but the glow of the tree. Sigh. Christmas makes me happy.
(Just because there's no snow, doesn't mean my sisters and I can't find something to take the place of a sled!)
So, spill the beans! Are you a real or fake tree household? Have any Christmas traditions to share?