I have sent!! I really wanted to get it out early as it takes a while to travel across the pond.
Wow! I'll be sending early too, but not quite this early
I had a mix of real and fake trees growing up, including years where we had neither the money or space for a big one and just cut a bunch of branches to put in a vase. The one constant was a tiny parrot ornament that had to be put on before anything else. It was actually my mom's earring that had lost it's mate years before!
This year will be my partner and my first real tree now that we have the space for it (and enough ornaments collected over the past few years). I just have to figure out how to keep the ferrets from climbing it...