Lately I’ve been doing something I SWORE I’d never do. Not in a million years.
I’ve been eyeing the artificial Christmas trees at the store.
I really, really said I would never, ever turn my back on having a cut tree for the holidays, but here’s my case.
I like to decorate early, either the weekend of Thanksgiving or the following week. What is the point of putting up the tree late? However, by Christmas and even way BEFORE, my tree is absolutely dead. SO DEAD. It looks horrible. Pathetic. And ridiculous.
And forget about leaving it up through New Years, it’s a fire waiting to happen.
I’ve come to hate the needles and the dripping sap. Every year I lose beautiful glass ornaments that have dropped off the tree because of the dead, droopy branches.
The pictures on Christmas morning are just pathetic with the dead tree in the background.
I always wanted the real tree for the fragrance of the pine but because it dies (and I’ve tried all the methods to keep it alive) it smells like nothing after a few days.
So do I continue my madness with a real tree? Am I just having a moment of weakness? Am I selling out by buying a fake tree?
I’m really torn….really torn.