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Of Trees and Trimmings

There. That was as close to a literarly blog post title as I could get.

So Christmas is nearly upon us – five more days. And I’m happy to say the dust is settling. NEARLY all the decorations made the cut this year and are festivizing the house with their good cheer. NEARLY all the presents are wrapped. NEARLY all the cooking/baking/crafting is done. And my unwritten Christmas cards are still stacked on the kitchen table. Oops. Sorry.

One thing that was super easy this year, thankfully, was our tree from Sears! Remember I told you we ordered our tree online a few weeks ago? Well, it took about 2-3 days to arrive. Came in a nice box and was pretty easy to trim and install into our tree holder. Easy-peasy.

It’s a bit “skinny” compared to the bushy trees we usually get when we cut our own, and at six feet, it’s a bit shorter too. For $89, I don’t think it’s a “bargain,” as far as Christmas trees go (we can cut our own for $30), but I’ll give it lots of points for being a perfectly shaped tree that has retained 99.9% of its needles over the last three weeks. AND it has a TON of strong branches for all our heavy ornaments! So, for the money I will say we got a quality tree, and no time wasted driving and searching for a tree!

And the final version…turned out very pretty I think!

What does your tree look like? Do you have a theme?

This post was written as part of a compensated social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. #SearsRealCheer. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

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T Rex Mom

Saturday 24th of December 2011

This year we opted for simple - a tiny 4 foot prelit artificial tree placed upon a card table to keep little hands from pulling it down. It has worked like a charm. Only a few of the ornaments on the bottom have been plucked off and none of which are choking hazards or breakable. No theme, just our favorite ornaments that meet above specifications for safety. Our skirt, though, is new this year. It's my MIL's old Christmas square dancing skirt turned into literal tree skirt. My in-laws travel south for the winter so we really miss them. It is nice having something of hers on display - makes us miss them less.

Your tree is lovely and I LOVE the star. We have been looking for a lovely star to use on the years we don't use Grandma's 100 year old angel.

T Rex Mom

Saturday 24th of December 2011

This year we opted for simple - a tiny 4 foot prelit artificial tree placed upon a card table to keep little hands from pulling it down. It has worked like a charm. Only a few of the ornaments on the bottom have been plucked off and none of which are choking hazards or breakable. No theme, just our favorite ornaments that meet above specifications for safety. Our skirt, though, is new this year. It's my MIL's old Christmas square dancing skirt turned into literal tree skirt. My in-laws travel south for the winter so we really miss them. It is nice having something of hers on display - makes us miss them less.

Your tree is lovely and I LOVE the star. We have been looking for a lovely star to use on the years we don't use Grandma's 100 year old angel.

Jenn Desrochers

Friday 23rd of December 2011

It looks beautiful! Love your artistic shot!

Jenn Desrochers

Friday 23rd of December 2011

It looks beautiful! Love your artistic shot!

Rosey

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

We get a real tree and decorate with ornaments we've collected over time. This year, our toddler 'watered it' for us...and the big guys (hubby and teen) had to lift the tree so I could get the water out from under it the stand...lest the wood floor become ruined. For some reason our pretty new tree stand isn't as great as our old sturdy one, and when they lifted the tree, the silver stand holders ripped the trunk to shreds. So...we had to move our tree from it's beautiful window spot (if you're thinking Leaning Tower of Pisa...you're on target), to the corner...where it now rests (cough, cough, leans) against the wall to remain standing. It looks nice though, and no one knows but us... I bet they wonder why we didn't utilize the window though... as a great placement spot for the tree. :)

Your tree looks great. I didn't know Sears delivered trees. That could be a great service for folks who like a real tree but just can't get out for whatever reason.

Happy holidays!

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