Tis the Season, and so I ask this question of all of you out there! Yes, You. Right there. Do you prefer Real or Fake Christmas trees? Do you boycott them altogether? Seeing as how this is a garden crew, etc., I am curious as to your thoughts and views.
I'll start with mine. I adore real Christmas trees. One of my favorite memories was going with the entire family to the Christmas tree lot, and grand negotiations taking place as to which tree would be going home with us. My oldest sister in particular was always very animate. There was nothing like returning home from school, a few days after the tree had been set up, to find that mom had been vacuuming, allowing the pine scent to hang in the air even clearer. My younger sister and I would sit on the couch in the living room on the couch by the big front window, and watch the tree, and the snowy streets outside,where all of the fairies were dancing in the trees, on roofs, and in the shrubs. To this day, Christmas lights always strike me as small family clans of fairies bustling about in bursts of light. Now, you may be saying that some of those things might have been experienced even with a fake tree. You might be right, but it has been an emotional part of the Holiday Season for me, and therefore part of the unexplainable magic.
I also loved being up early enough in the morning to see my dad throw his tie over his shoulder and water the tree every morning.
This girl is all for real Christmas trees. Kip and I have a beautiful one up right now. What about you?