|Fraser Fir---people's #1 choice in Christmas trees|
As I child I don't think I ever saw a fake Christmas tree...was there even such a thing as a fake Christmas tree back then? Oh sure, folks in California had tinsel trees but, well...those were Californians. Folks in the Midwest decorated up real pine, spruce, fir or cedar trees for Christmas and I'm positive we had a real tree every year. Some years we purchased one from a tree lot but most times we just went out into the woods and got our own...it was less expensive that way and we always made homemade ornaments. Boy I miss those days.
|Fresh mixed winter greens|
Well, all that is changing. This year all I want for Christmas is..."REAL". I'm canning the fake tree!!!...the fake garlands and wreaths.
There is not a single fake tree on the planet that can mimic God's handy work and that gives off that one-of-a-kind holiday aroma. I'm tired of the fake!!!...Give me the real thing, baby! This year we are going all the way....we will have a real Christmas tree, homemade fresh garlands and wreaths.
|Colorado Blue Spruce|
|Eastern Red Cedar|
or perhaps we'll choose a nice little tree from Lowes...
I vote for the cedar, they're a little prickly but they smell divine and...they're FREE! Besides, while i'm in the woods I will snag a few greens from some of the different evergreens out there for my garlands and wreaths.
|A mix of fresh greens on a Christmas mantel|