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post #1 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas Trees

Mine is up. But that is all, just soaking up some water. Will do the rest tomorrow.

How bout you? Real or artificial?

Mine will have colored lights that blink- of course, what would you expect.
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post #2 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 08:33 PM
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Real. Also grown and containerized for replanting in mind. Some years we do just one large one. Others we do like the three bears. Papa, momma and baby tree. I really love my set of pine cone lights but I rotate year to year. This year it will be twinkling fairy lights. Ours are placed outside the living room right in front of the large windows. I have outdoor resistant decorations and go simple.
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post #3 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 08:41 PM
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Real and freshly cut. We won't get it until the second weekend of December or so. I find they dry out too soon if we cut it early. And honestly, I can't deal with Christmas gaudiness for a month.

Not really feeling the Christmas spirit yet anyway. Having a belated Thanksgiving celebration with my family next weekend (our Canadian Thanksgiving was actually in October so we're way behind). Maybe I'll start feeling it then.

On the other hand, I'm super excited about creating my equine Christmas card this year. Have props ready to go and a clear idea of what I'm doing this year. Though the horses will undoubtedly have a different idea.
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post #4 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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You will post pictures of them of course.
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post #5 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 09:04 PM
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When they are up. We may get them this weekend or next but won't decorate until closer. I think this year I want to dig holes, put in gravel and line with a plastic pot then place and fill between sides with gravel to keep them upright and the roots protected. I figure if I make it more permanent I can also plant seasonal pots and drop them in.
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post #6 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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I should have added a place to post pictures of your decorations if you want to.
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post #7 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 09:32 PM
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I love a real tree but don't always get the opportunity to put one up. I've had a look-alike artificial tree and that was okay - couldn't tell the difference except that it didn't have the lovely scent. I now have this neat little white "wire and plain lights" techno-tree that looks very decorative and picturesque with a Christmasy tree skirt, some garland, any ornaments and a topper. I've decorated it with gold or red bead strands too. No mess, no fuss. Not a lot of assembly required aside from decorating it.

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post #8 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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I went to lowes and Home Depot today. Actually there where a few artificial ones I thought looked pretty good. Lights already on it.

I would like to get led lights, but the ones I have seen have an off color instead of traditional true reds and all.
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post #9 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 10:52 PM
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I have a small, maybe 10" tall clear plastic tree that changes colors as it plays 10 Christmas songs/music.

That's it for me anymore. Easier to celebrate Christmas with my DD and her family at her place. No mess to deal with
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post #10 of 54 Old 11-29-2019, 11:02 PM
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I don't get a tree myself because I live alone with my cat, but growing up we always got a real tree. Tree goes up 3-4 days before Christmas.


I did make a cardboard tree one year.
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