Tuesday, December 29, 2009
O' Christmas Tree
I was having a discussion with Bob about which kind of tree is better for Christmas. A real one, or a fake.
We discussed how real trees smell great and are festive. But are more expensive since you have to purchase one each year, and the needles fall off when they die. But it's part of the fun of the season to go as a family and pick out just the right tree.
My family has always had a fake tree, so for me it's no big deal to get a real one. Bob's family used to always get real ones. But Bob doesn't really care either way. So as long as we have been married, we have stuck with our little fakey tree. Perhaps when we have children we will start the tradition of a real tree.
This got me thinking about if money were no object, and I could have any tree of my choosing. What would I choose? A large real tree, smelling of pine? A fake flocked tree all white like the one from my childhood? Nope, I would choose the small ceramic tree my Dad's mom made shown above.
It's the one tree that screams Christmas to me, brings back great memories, and is simply simple. Just my taste. Now, I just wonder how I could fit presents under it..
I'm interested in what everyone else needs in a tree. So..
What kind of tree is Christmas for you?