Instead of spending X for a cut Christmas tree this year, we decided to spend a little more, like about 3X and get a live, though dormant, potted tree. As with anything there’s pluses and minuses that go along with it all. The biggest bummer is that you can’t leave it inside for very long, if at all, due to the fact it’s hibernating and prefers to be frozen. The benefit here is that we no longer have to buy 20 cans of spray snow to get our tree to look as it does above.
Kari did pull out the spruce flavored essential oil and a diffuser to get that wafty Christmas smell that we all love.
The kids had fun putting the balls on the tree, and we did also decorate our sad, sad ficus inside, so we weren’t really missing much. And this spring we’ll plant ol 2010 (creative, affectionate tree name) and celebrate all over again. I’ve got the music cued already… Oh, holy night, the stars are shining bright – ly….