My husband and I did some Christmas tree (window) shopping this afternoon…for the first time in over five years!!
Our previous condo was just too small for a proper Christmas tree, so we’d been making do with a tabletop version created from driftwood with a starfish for a topper; very appropriate for the beach-house vibe we had happening at our other home…but not quite the same as the real deal!!
Which brings us to our current conundrum. Robin and I can’t seem to decide if we should go “traditional” with a cut tree…or take the environmental high road with a live tree…or totally “modern” with an artificial one!! I’ll be honest – artificial trees don’t hold a lot of charm for me; not when so much of the holiday has already gone the plastic, “made in China” route. But we don’t have a garden to plant a live tree after it’s done its Christmas duty…and nowadays, killing a tree simply for the pleasure of decorating and admiring it for a couple of weeks doesn’t feel right, either.
Since we’re planning to host a holiday/housewarming party in a few short weeks, we really need to make up our minds as soon as possible…which means I’m open to any and all suggestions!! So please tell me, dear readers – do you think that a real tree or a fab fake is the way to go?!