Are You Getting a Real Christmas Tree For the First Time?
The first full week in December is "Christmas Tree Week," it's 2020 so even the Christmas tree is taking a beating. First, it was how the Christmas tree from Oneonta looked after it made it's way to the Rockefeller Center in NYC.
One of the other things that I've noticed this year is how many people that put up an artificial tree for years have decided to put a real one up in 2020. One of the reasons is because they want to support local businesses and the other is that they want to try something different this year.
There have been so many things "different" that make us feel anxious and uncertain, so they want to try something "different" that feels good. Thus the real Christmas tree but here's the thing to keep in mind.
The kind of Christmas tree you get says a lot about you:
Vague evergreen smell: You bought a healthy tree.
Strong evergreen smell: You sprayed it with Pine-Sol.
Cutoff top: You forgot to measure the tree and your door.
Smelly tree: Check it for dead birds...or live stowaway owls.
Charlie Brown tree: You wanted to show your support for the Rockefeller tree, you root for the underdog, or you waited till the last minute to go and get one...I'm guessing the last is the real reason.
If you're a first-time live Christmas tree owner and worried about what might be living in your tree, this won't help but you'll want to know anyway. If you're the squeamish type, you might want to read this before buying your live tree, you may decide that artificial is better after all.