I grew up with natural Christmas trees, ones cut down from some plantation, sold at the local Petrol station and brought to our home for the month of December, dressed up and treated well for a few weeks, and then discarded on the trash heap at the end of December. I have vivid memories of pine needles stuck in our carpet for months afterwards, and that delicious smell of a freshly cut tree.
Nowadays, we’re using fake trees (see image), wiped for dust and then dressed in the lights and trimmings, then quietly removed to a box back in the shed for the next eleven months. It sure doesn’t have that romance or reality as the real trees did, however I solace myself with the thoughts I am saving the environment.
So, what was your Christmas Tree?
Photo: Christmas Tree 2006.