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.
Last year –
The forest was his favorite, we have larger trees throughout the house, but this was “his” spot.
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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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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!
Karlo/ his first Christmas@9 months old:
Sol's Amigo...I love your forest too. My sympathy to you in the loss of your boy
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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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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