A Christmas Lovers Quarrel: Real v Fake Christmas Tree
I will admit something now that I have never said out loud: I have never purchased my own Christmas tree. I’ve never had one in my house that was my Christmas tree which probably had something to do with the fact I am Jewish. Still, little Jewish girls can dream, and I want a Christmas tree so I can cover it with ornaments that I’ve been collecting over the years and used as year-round decorations. So this year I am finally doing it. I am FINALLY getting my own Christmas tree, and I couldn’t be more excited. I am planning DIY ornament posts and have already spent hours in Target creating a mental checklist of all the ornaments I plan on getting (also this sweet ass ornament as well which I just ordered). But not all my Christmas firsts have been cheer related. I’ve even had my first Christmas fight.
Ok, a fight is an exaggeration. A Christmas...debate. See, I don’t know what kind of tree I want and am open to the possibility of a fake one whereas my fiance, an experienced Christmas celebrator, thinks real trees are the only way to go. I really love the garish silver trees though and wouldn’t mind ( slash, would super love) a crazy novelty tree. But I will agree with him there is something magical about a real tree. A fake tree is more economical though, being that I can use it for years to come. However, I already am dreading the idea of trying to store it for the other 11 months it isn’t Christmas. Again, I am really into the idea of a novelty tree. Every time I walk past the brightly light silver trees on Target, I pause for a second. Besides the magic of a real tree, I don’t want to deal with the clean up of needles falling everywhere. When I’ve asked my friends and family who get trees what they decided to do, it was pretty split down the middle. So, here I am, at a Christmas tree crossroad unable to determine which path I want to journey down. One of economic sense in the long run with a fake tree, or splurging on the season and genuinely letting the magic of Christmas envelop me with a real one. What do you do for a Christmas tree? I’d love to know which you choose and why while Grant and I debate on what type of tree to get for ourselves.