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Old 12-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I like fake. The real ones are so prickly and they stab me through my clothes.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Real any day but I have to have fake cause in hot humid Florida a real tree is to dried out by Christmas if I put it up thanksgiving weekend
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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We do fake trees 30+ and we start putting them up mid-November, except for this year. Our best friend Sol passed away in Feb and he adored Christmas, loved the trees so much he would go into depression when they came down. I am still so sadden by him gone we have put up only 4 trees this year. We want the new pups and Murphy to still have a Christmas but I could skip it in all honesty.

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The forest was his favorite, we have larger trees throughout the house, but this was “his” spot.





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Old 12-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow- a mini pine forest in your house. Cool idea!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I like fake. Less to worry about when taking the tree down!
Sol's, that's a cool idea! I'm so sorry about the loss of your dog, though

I love "mini" trees, ours is 4' and we can hang tiny things on it.
So far we just have mainly lights, but it looks pretty!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Only real in my family, fake trees are for old people, lol (that's what we thought growing up). I have no place to store a fake tree and don't have the patience to take them apart. The real tree is in and up in about 30 seconds. I've never had any added mess but I vacuum every other day anyway. It smells so nice! Got my Frasier Fur on Sunday, haven't decorated it yet because it's still settling. I love leaving the house and coming back, it smells so good!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Real I love the smell and picking it out
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Always have a fresh cut...support the locals! We don't put it up til the week before Christmas and I generally take it down on New Years day. I'll spend a bit more to get a soft needle pine and we cut it down. I hate seeing the painted trees. Unhealthy!
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Sol's Amigo...I love your forest too. My sympathy to you in the loss of your boy
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I love real ones. We don't put up a Christmas tree in our house because I get really tired of Christmas decorations and it just seems like a waste of my time lol. But I love going to my parent's house and seeing their tree which is always a real one.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Real...We've had both. Putting the fake one together was more hassle than vacuuming up a few needles. Plus, what happens to the fake one when we no longer need it?? Ten thousand years from now, it will be in a landfill. At least with a real one, we can mulch it back into the soil.

My parents have finally gotten too old for a real tree. I know it breaks their hearts, but it is what it is. Someday we will too. I've save enough room in the landfill for my fake tree when that time comes. ;P
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