(Closed) Real Christmas trees

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I don’t have any pictures on my phone, however we have had real trees most of my life. Not only do they smell amazing, they are much healthier then the fake trees. We usually get our tree the day after Thanksgiving from a local farm. If you get a good stand, keep it watered it will last you well beyond New Years!

 

Adding- Our tree is usually about 6 feet and cost $35-40. My parents usually get a 9 foot tree and theirs has to be $100+.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Sweet.Sugar.Rose :  we usually go the weekend after thanks giving and it usually lasts until mid January. I put fresh water in it every two days and buy the plant food stuff. I baby the tree lol. I really love Christmas. We go to a place where we can cut down our own Christmas tree. My fi is 6’4 for reference

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Now I want the holidays here soo quick.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

snowflake8 :  really that’s strange because that’s the only kind that I buy and I’ve yet to go find one under 7.5 feet. 

Also why are all of these trees so much money? Do most of you live in the city? No one pays more that $10-$20 in the country. I feel badly that you are all charged so much.

Post # 21
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Newbee

Here’s ours from last year. We always buy from the rejects section at a tree farm. This one was £1, our other one in the front room was £5. We had them from the end of November to 6th January, and they were around 6-7′

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We always get ours on December 9th cause that’s my husbands birthday and his family always did it on his birthday. It always lasts into January. And I think it cost us around $40.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017 - Maui, Hawaii

We get ours the second week of December, always get a Fraser fir, and they usually cost I think between $40-$60. We get them at lowes usually. I love real trees, my fiancé never had one before and now he is hooked.

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We usually get our tree right after Thanksgiving (sometimes even that weekend) because Darling Husband travels a lot for work and if we don’t get it then we’d get it so late there’d be no point in putting it up.

We usually pay around $65-75 depending on the size but we usually get around a 6.5 ft tree. We prefer a classic tree, so we tend to stick to a specific color theme and roll with it. For man yyears our tree was always white lights with red & gold ornaments (and of course our personal/sentimental ornaments) and a red skirt. Last year after we completely renovated our house to a more coastal look we changed our tree decor too. Now it’s white lights w/ blue, silver, & gold ornaments (and our personal ones) and a burlap skirt.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We get ours the weekend after Thanksgiving and it stays it’ll mid January as long as we keep it hydrated. My favorite is to go somewhere that you can cut it yourself but that’s because I’m not the one cutting  DH hates getting under the tree to cut so we either get it pre cut at a farm or go to a place where they cut it for you.  We had really high ceilings in our apt so we got about a 7.5-8 foot tree but our house has lower ceilings so this year we’ll probably get a 6 foot tree.  I like to get blue spruce but they really hurt so we been getting white spruce the past few years since it doesn’t hurt quite as much.  Trees in our area are typically $60-100 depending on the size or if you cut it yourself (we usually spend around $80).

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

Sweet.Sugar.Rose :  I don’t have any pictures of the last few years, but I refuse to have anything but a real tree! We normally get ours the late second/early third week of December. Late haha. When we lived in Missouri, we could have it for 4-5 weeks and it would still be going strong. Now that we’ve moved back to the southeastern US, we’ll see how long it lasts this year! I’m hopeful it won’t be a super warm winter and our tree will be with us for a while. I’d also like to get it earlier so we have more time to enjoy it! Could turn into a disaster…trial and error, I guess!

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Sweet.Sugar.Rose :  This was a cute little one that we cut down in some National Forest land near our town.  You have to get a permit and I think it’s like $5.  Douglas fir.  It was only about 5 feet tall, but our house is pretty small and cozy, so it was perfect.  I like to get them in early December because they’ll last quite a while before the needles start falling off, etc.  My sweet little scraggly Charley Brown tree! <3

Post # 28
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Busy bee

 

I totally stole my tree deco ideas from a Christmas candle.

Frazier fir. We usually buy 8-9 ft and it usually is a little less than $100.00. 

We buy it at Lowe’s usually weekend after Thanksgiving. It stays looking and smelling nice for a month.

 

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper

Sweet.Sugar.Rose :  We typically get ours the second or third week in December and keep it up through the Epiphany. We have a local farm we go to and pick a mid-priced one that looks nice. I’m not particularly picky but $130 is kind of my limit. The first year in our house my (Jewish) husband insisted on a 12 foot tree. The thing was a BEAST. He gets super into it – around Christmas I sometimes wonder if getting a tree is the whole reason he married a Catholic girl lol. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Uhm. Ignore this comment. My computer is being weird.

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