Post # 1
Bee has this thing for big Christmas trees… last year we went with a nine foot tree:
This year we were going to go even bigger… but our mail order Christmas tree vendor doesn’t go much bigger than that! I’m a little relieved. 🙂
Last year we did a gold theme… this year I think we might go silver. And by “we”, I mean Bee… my contribution to Christmas decorations is usually lighting a fire and getting the decorations out.
How about you… are you putting a tree up this year? What are your Christmas tree plans?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
We are putting up a 4-5′ tree this year… our apt is too small for anything else. 😉 We just bought our ornaments for $10! Kind of excited. 😉
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
9 feet! That awesome!
I just get to enjoy the tree at my parents’ house. My FI and I aren’t home for Christmas (still in college, so have to travel back to our families for the holidays), so we don’t get a tree at home. We talked about doing it this year, and we may still, but it will just depend on how crazy things get with finals!
I can’t wait until we’re done with college and have our own house, ’cause then I’m going all out!
Post # 5
I think we’re going up to the mountains again this year to chop one down. Last time we did this though, we were too picky and it started getting dark out so we just had to pick one before we were in total darkness. It looked okay in the dim light, but when we got it home and really looked at it, it was a total Charlie Brown tree. We’ll have to plan it out better this year!
Post # 6
NINE FEET?! Now, that’s a tree!!
I have limited space, so it will probably be a 4-5′ tree – which is perfect. Last year, I wasn’t planning to get one and I was surprised to come home to the smell of a fresh tree (yay!). If I’m lucky, he’ll do the same this year! 🙂 And, we’ll probably recycle all the lights and ornaments we bought together last year! I think I’d like to buy one ‘new’ ornament to add to the collection and make it our ongoing tradition.
Post # 7
wow!! that tree is beautiful!!! it belongs in a department store window display!!
this will be our second christmas living together.. we bought a 5ft fake tree from target last year and will be rockin it this year 😉 i can’t wait till we have a bit more spending money to buy fun holiday decorations, until then i have all my grandmas handmade ornaments ( which are special to me no doubt!)
FI wanted the tree up the day after Halloween but i refused.. we put it up last weekend! 🙂
Post # 8
Haha Mr. Bee…we use an artificial…about 6 feet tall. Otherwise it’d be too hard to decorate!
Post # 9
Growing up we would always take a horse drawn wagon ride out into the fields and cut down our own tree…not so much an option in Florida! I refuse to give up having alive tree though, so I have to settle for going to the local Home Depot and picking one out of a bin (I cringe as I write about it!). We usually go for one that’s 6′-8′ and I decorate it in a gold and sage color scheme.
Post # 10
*Blush* We have an artificial 4.5′ tree we got last year. I put it up on Friday. lol. And It has presents under it already.
Post # 11
7.5′ fake tree. Me haz allergies. And cats. And pine needles are dangerous to cats.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
We put up a 7.5′ tree on Saturday. At my parents’ home, we always have at least a 9′ tree.
Post # 13
I wish we could have a 9′ tree!!!! We got ours last year, its just a 7′ one that we got from walmart, but its really full for only being $80, so it’ll last us a few more years. FI didn’t understand why I wanted a “theme” but it looks so much better. So we do blue lights with silver/white/blue ornaments. And Micheals has some super cute ones, i just want to wait until they go on sale for more than 40% off.
Post # 14
@ejs and 50- Do you guys have issues with the cats having a thing for the balls? lol. They’re such a handful!
Post # 15
We have a five-foot artificial tree but I’m wary of putting it up this year. The cat just turned one but hasn’t moved on from being a kitten yet. I just know he’d destroy everything he touched on it.
Post # 16
@his Barista, my moms’ cat actually likes to climb the branches and plunk her fat ass on the skinny little metal limbs. She’s 22 pounds..pretty funny
This is the first Christmas where mine will be around a full sized tree. Last year they left the mini one alone. I will probably not put anything within a paw’s grab on the bottom. Mine are only like, 1.5 years old and would love to gnaw on some ornament balls