Sunday, November 15, 2015

A significant change


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After some discussion, I decided to buy an artificial Christmas tree, something I never thought I'd ever do. Ease of setting up, allergies, maintaining a live tree, and wanting a smaller sized one were all reasons for exploring options. I have ordered this one:

http://www.kmart.com/jaclyn-smith-6.5'-unlit-carolina-spruce-christmas-tree/p-009W001573837001P?prdNo=16&blockNo=16&blockType=G16

and it will be delivered for free to my home. Monies normally used towards a live tree will cover it, any additional years we use it, will be freebies.

10 comments:

Theresa F said...

We have had an article one for 18 years. Love them. Real trees are ridiculously expensive and I don't have to deal with needles. Buy a Christmas tree scented candle and voila, the illusion of the real thing :).

CT Bargain Mom said...

Smart going with unlit version. You can always put your own on. And they make these fantastic scent cicles (Yankee candle) you hang the near the tree or on it and it smells really Christmassy

Marcia in rural WNY said...

We made the same decision a couple years ago and have not regretted it. At 72, and 73, it's enough to get it out and decorate it, and put it away again. Besides, the cat can't damage much, and it can stay up without worrying about fires. We did the whole walk in the woods and cut down a fresh tree when the kids were little, but that was a long time ago now. Priorities have to change as other things change in our lives.

Anne in the kitchen said...

It is so much easier. We always had 2 trees, an artificial in the living room and a live tree in the den. A couple of years ago I went totally artificial and have to admit, I love it. Well except I miss the scent, but I found these little spruce "sticks" you hang in the back of the tree that helps.

meme said...

that is a very nice tree! I also have an artificial tree. I am glad you chose unlit -- I bought a prelit tree some years ago - after about three years, the middle would not light, so I added my own lights, then the rest of the tree went.....now I have an unlit tree again.

you can always get a bottle of those "scentables" I think they are called - there are about 8 to a package - they are about six inches long, dark green and slender - with an ornament hook attached - I put a couple in my tree and .....fresh pine scent for the season!

Rachel said...

We have an artificial tree as well. Love the ease of it. While I was growing up, we had real trees several years in a row and it was my job, along with my brother, to pick up all the needles off the carpet. I vowed I would never have a real tree. Thankfully, when I moved out on my own, my parent's gave me their tree as they were getting a new taller one. (They went from a 6.5 ft tree to one almost 10 feet high due to their cathedral ceilings). That tree is still the same one we use today. It has served us well! Hope you like your new tree.

janie said...

Few years back , we switched to artificial as live trees; the prices just kept going up! It is so much easier and no more allergies with the artificial tree.

Enjoy your new tree. I can't believe the holidays are upon us!

Janie

Ms. Sandie said...

My husband loves the entire tradition of the live tree. The drive, the hunt, the cutting, the having it almost fall off the vehicle on the drive home (every year!) I actually get very ill from having the tree in the house. We got last years later than usual and I was suffering with burning lungs and chest pain by Christmas day. The longest I can stand is 2 weeks. I'm hoping since our daughter has moved out of state that he will give in to the idea of an artificial. I actually have a gorgeous thin prelit tree with berries and cones at the studio that we have stopped putting up. I'm going to suggest it come home.

thyme2save said...

Pretty tree. Our last live tree was 1970. Our 6-year old had allergies that led to pneumonia that Christmas, which thereafter prodded us to use artificial trees. Now, we prefer no tree but candles, nativity sets, and colorful decor.

Kearnygirl said...

I have changed to an artificial tree also. A few years ago, I bought a small 4 ft. tree that can be put on a table in my livingroom. We always bought a large real tree but it's so much easier with this small tree now. Once decorated, it really looks pretty. It came with lights already on it too which is even easier. I put some more strings of lights on just because I wanted it to be really lit up. I actually leave those strings of lights on and cover the tree with a large plastic bag and put it in my basement where it sits til the next holiday. Easy peasey! I think you'll love your new tree. It looks very nice.