Real or Fake… Christmas trees, that is! 😉
Some people are diehard real Christmas tree devotees. Others aren’t so fussed. There are pros and cons to both. I’m rather simple myself…
I have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree! 😛
I got this a few years back for $15 and we’ve been bringing it out every year since. It even comes with the one red ball ornament, just like from the movie. The branches are made of wire and I bend them so they look more askew. 😛 There’s a fancier version now available for sale that plays music and comes with Linus’ blanket to wrap around the base.
I’ve never had a real Christmas tree – when I was younger, we had this highly elaborate fake tree that we were told cost a fortune (“be careful with those plastic branches, kids!”). Each branch had to be assembled individually and had a specific order in which they had to be attached to the base – it probably took 2 hours to assemble the damn thing. Then there was a very methodical order in which ornaments could be hung onto the tree – lights first, then red satin balls spaced out just so, then the rest of the ornaments (probably 90% were handmade bought from craft shows so were very delicate), then silver tinsel, then the star on top, and a red tree skirt. The finished product looked similar to this:
I’m quite pleased now with my Charlie Brown Christmas tree! What about you? Real or fake Christmas tree? How do you decorate yours?