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« Reply #270 on: November 08, 2015 06:22:05 PM »

I have an artificial tree that I put up every year.  I have a couple of friends who come over in early December and we drink wine, eat pizza and decorate my tree.  It's really fun.  Smiley  It always comes down on the epiphany.
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« Reply #271 on: November 08, 2015 06:22:59 PM »

Oh - and no theme!  I have a lot of ornaments that I love.  I could never do a theme tree.  I'd feel too badly for the ornaments that had to stay in their boxes!
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« Reply #272 on: November 09, 2015 04:48:20 AM »

artifical tree here too and my daughter moans about the lack of a real tree each year. But it is way cheaper, plus a real tree would last no time as there is only one spot it can be in and that is in front of a radiator, so it would dry out and shed like crazy. Plus I hate the idea of cutting a tree to throw away a few weeks later-I know they are grown as a crop, but I still can't do it.

We have no theme, our problem is finding enough branches for all the decorations. I love decorations and can never ever have enough!!

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« Reply #273 on: November 09, 2015 06:02:30 AM »

I'm going to be wrapping Sharalee's items up today.  I'll probably mail next week.
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« Reply #274 on: November 09, 2015 10:11:11 AM »

I have a small Christmas section on top pf our DVD shelf that stays up all year including a Charlie Brown tree =0)



~The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special box (mostly hidden) and "Letters to Santa" which we got when we saw them live. And a printed card my bf gave me.
~A real life bar of Life Buoy soap (Christmas Story)
~A Trans Siberian Orchestra VIP pass from 2004.
~There are a few other Christmas cards from friends over the years that didn't make the photo

We spend Christmas traveling so we don't bother put up a tree. My Mom puts up a fake one that is decorated with ornaments from when we were kids....including a terribly embarrassing photo one from second grade when I didn't know it was picture day and then the teacher made us make ornaments from our school photo for our parents...My Mom insists on putting it up and my job is to find it and hide it as far into the tree as possible so nobody sees it.

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« Reply #275 on: November 09, 2015 11:35:27 AM »

Tex - it is so pretty! We have a Red Wings wreath but last year it accidentally stayed up all year so I guess now that's a thing.

We have an artificial tree, no real reason. Easier clean-up I guess. We got a cat a few years ago so we are very careful about which ornaments we put up and where. No dangly ribbons, no feathers, etc.

I've always tried to theme my seasonal decorations but I have so many ornaments I love that don't match! We had two trees last year (and the wings wreath). We have our regular sized tree, and a smaller one for Batty Cake. Batty Cake is a small stuffed animal (who is a bat) that I bought for my husband when he was really sick. He turned it into a Thing, he has a facebook page and his own birthday party and lots of tiny things. So of course he has his own tree, too.

I think this year we'll put ours up before Thanksgiving. It has been a trying year and we missed Halloween decorating so we're going to do the Christmas thing big this year.
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« Reply #276 on: November 09, 2015 02:53:35 PM »

We have an artificial tree. I wish it were themed. I grew up with real ones.
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« Reply #277 on: November 09, 2015 05:20:46 PM »

It's awesome seeing and reading all the different things we do for the holidays!!

texscrapper - that is an amazing tree!  So pretty, LOVE the colors!

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« Reply #278 on: November 09, 2015 06:20:04 PM »

We have an artificial tree as well.... Allergies run in our family and real of almost anything can be hard to have. It's theme is "kid friendly" since we have a five year old and an almost 2 year old!

Only tradition we do have is Elf on the shelf... But who doesn't with little kids!?

I've hit a crafting goldmine of inspiration! I have to take my sewing machine for a repair tomorrow and have been getting as much seen in case they have to keep it for a bit.... Luckily I have some non seen items still to make!
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« Reply #279 on: November 09, 2015 06:59:53 PM »

 My tree is always real, we cut it down the first week of Dec and bring it home from a tree farm. I do not have a theme.


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Do you put up a real tree or artificial?  Is your tree themed? When do you put it up?

We always did real trees and they bothered my asthma, so a few years ago we finally switched to artificial.  Not as pretty, but it's ok.  Our tree is not themed, unless you count hodge podge as a theme! We have a lot of handmade ornaments, special event ornaments and my Grandma's ornaments.  I try to put it up on Thanksgiving, but usually at some point that weekend.
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