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We are on year 4 or so I think.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
The last time, it was real and potted, and we planted it in our backyard at the end of the season.
I had a real tree as an adult.... I found out I was allergic.
If I have a tree again (as in, if we have room and if we decide it is a holiday we see any point in celebrating in any way) it will be artificial.
Katreena, 39 year old Alaskan Mama to 1 and 1
I keep lobbying for not having a tree at all, but I have to admit I am partial to retro-look trees right now, for instance: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluecoat/305154942/
Tina ~ SAH- head Mama to -
DS (07/'03), DD (05'05), DS, unplanned UC (01/'09), DD (06/'11) ...
SURPRISE! New little one, due Sept. 2013
i loved our tree last year. it was a potted rosemary plant that was clipped to the shape of a christmas tree. it was about 2 1/2 feet tall, and i found miniature ornaments and lights to put on it, it was totally adorable. after the holidays we put it out on the patio so we had sprigs of fresh rosemary for months. and it smelled wonderful.
i don't like the cutting of beautiful live trees, and artificial trees concern me due to the materials (many of them have lead) and non-biodegradability.
My parents did this with their first tree, and by the time I was old enough to ask, it was taller than the house. It took me a long time to be convinced that that giant tree had once been decorated inside the living room!
I always had guilt about using real trees. Like I was murdering a living thing just so I could dress it up, stick it in my house for a few weeks, then throw it in the garbage. It felt wrong, somehow. But I'm just weird, I know.
We have a tiny little artifical tree instead. I think it is like, 2 feet maybe. I am not in to huge decorations so for now that suits me.
real trees being throw on people's front yards for the heavy trash day on Jan 2nd make me so sad.
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
If your city doesn't pick them up, check the paper for tree recycling drop off locations. I live in a big city though, so that may not be available in your area.