Post # 1
I’m a little weird. My husband and I have been together almost 11 years, 9 of those living together. We have never purchased a Christmas tree per my request. We have what we dub our “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree. It’s a tabletop one that leans heavily to one side. But it belonged to his maternal grandmother so I love it because of that. My husband has asked me numerous times if I want to buy a bigger tree. But I want our first tree to be our baby’s first christmas!!! I’ll never throw the Charlie Brown out though!
So I am stoked to buy our first Christmas Tree at the end of this season (clearance baby!) for our baby’s first Christmas next year!!
And my husband is deathly allergic to pine so no real trees for us. 🙁
Post # 3
We actually have a Christmas tree (a fake one, I don’t understand cutting real trees for decoration, but that’s another topic); but never put it up because it’s too much trouble and we usually celebrate Christmas out of our house. But we always said we’d start putting it up once we have children, so this year, with our brand new baby, we’ll put up the Christmas tree for the first time! (and host Christmas dinners with family and friends because I’ll be recovering from delivery and would rather be home than go out all the time).
Post # 4
We celebrated our first Christmas in our apartment last year, no engagement (till that morning anywat), no babies, but definitely a tree! Fiance and I are unsure about kids though, so if we had waited for a baby we might never have gotten one.
Post # 5
WHAT? No way am I depriving myself of a tree for years while we wait on a baby. Ours is only like 5 feet tall but thats just because we don’t have the space for a tall tree yet.
Post # 6
I have a small tree (about 3 feet) because I was living in apartments for a few years, but I always put it up, even when I wasn’t in a relationship! I love decorating for the holiday!
Post # 7
No, my Darling Husband is a big Christmas guy. He puts it up every year. It definitely will be a little bit more special when we have kids though.
Post # 8
We just purchased our first tree for our first married Christmas 🙂 There was no way I could hold out for a baby!
Post # 9
Nope! We bought a Christmas tree the first Christmas we were together in our home.
Post # 10
hahahaha. Maybe because I had our Charlie Brown tree I was OK without a bigger tree. But yeah….I LOVE decorating for the holidays as well so I’m super stoked for our first real Christmas tree next year!
I buy us a new fancy ornament each year for the tree so can’t wait to add a Baby’s First Christmas ornament next year!
hahha-love your reaction!
Post # 11
No way! I didn’t buy one last year and I missed it soooo much! I am definitely getting a tree this year and we won’t have any babies for a few more years.
Post # 12
We waited until we bought a house to get a Christmas tree, but I always had a little potted fir tree in our apartment. No way was I going to wait for a baby! 😀
Post # 13
awe. Shucks! I’m the only looney! 🙂
Please save the discussion of fake vs real for another thread. This is all in good fun poking at MY craziness. TYVM
Post # 14
Nonsense I tell, the tree is for meeeee!
I bought one the first year I got my first place. I have a pre-lit fake one because its so much easier.
Post # 15
God no, it’s one of my favorite parts of Christmas! We bought a small tree last year because we are living in an apartment (3-4 feet or so) but just enough to use all my ornaments and satisfy my Christmas crazy 🙂
Plus, every year we buy each other an ornament about the previous year (like last year was “our first married christmas”, the year before his was “engaged christmas” while mine was “cross-country road trip”), and it would make me sad not to display them for ourselves every year.
Post # 16
Love it! I do the same thing with the ornament. We buy a new one each year that’s a splurge. Our wedding one was our DIY Ring Bowls! 🙂 We have now a nice assortment of 10. Hm. Maybe this year I can find a preggo/expecting one.