Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Like 'Em Fake...

The fake tree is misunderstood and under-appreciated.
I happen to love a good fake Christmas tree.

I was raised with a fake tree. A totally chessy, plastic...totally FAKE looking SEARS Christmas tree.
My mother even put a pine tree scented mini-wax tree inside of it to help give it that real didn't work.

She always told me we had a fake tree because of my dad and my allergies.
The thing is...I never wanted a real one....I was fine with the fakeness...
There is something about knowing this same tree shares your memories from year to year...but there is much more:

1) Technology...these days- you almost can't tell a real from a fake tree- they really have spent lots of money to make them more realistic.

2) The mess- there is virtually NONE with a fake tree

3) Pre-strung lights- best invention ever!!

4) No watering!

5) No worries of it drying out or totally dying!

6) No need for the tacky tree tents to pop up all over my neighborhood!!

7) It has to be really bad for the environment to cut down all those trees!!!

I'm sure there are more reasons- but those are mine...please let me know if you have any that I didn't think of!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's the reason why Christmas is only once a year...

Christmas lights!!!

I am attempting to put up our trees....
but I've spent the last hour and a half trying to figure out why one string of lights on our pre-lit tree won't light up!

You know it's a bad sign when you take the tree out of the box and a light bulb falls out....
I still can't find the missing link!!!!!!

More adventures to come...
Future blog topics:
How many christmas trees are too many?
Real tree vs. fake tree?
Tree themes??
I have answers to them all!