Christmas 2011: Our Tree

Like with our mantel, I didn’t go shopping for anything new this year.

Originally, we had plans to buy a new tree.  We have had the same $30 Wal-Mart tree for four years now, so we felt like we were due an upgrade.  Time got away from us though, and before we knew it, we had a baby and the same old tree.

We are in the market for new 7′-0″ tall, fake tree but feel weird paying full price for it when it will be drastically reduced after Christmas.  Our second thought was to buy a real tree to tie us over until next year.  They were pretty reasonably priced, but if you throw in the tree stand and lights its not worth it for just one year.

So that brings us back to our $30 tree for one more year.  Which breaks down to $7.50 a year.

I don’t think it looks too bad… except for all the empty space under the tree.  We haven’t gotten around to wrapping any presents yet!  I added a little extra ribbon this year and bows that I normally hang on the garland.

 It was fun hanging all the ornaments on the tree and adding the ones Noah received as gifts.

With all our ornaments (read about our aniversary ornaments here) and ribbon, the gaping holes disappear.

But I will be out the day after Christmas looking for our new tree!

Update:  We scored a great deal on a much bigger tree after Christmas!  Check it out here.

Are you a real tree or fake tree family?  Is anybody else in the market for a new tree for next year?


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8 thoughts on “Christmas 2011: Our Tree

  1. nancy pfeifer

    I used to get a real tree when I lived in Oregon, but now I live in Arizona and do a fake one 🙁 I miss the smell in the house….. you got a great deal on the tree!

  2. Regan @ RenovatingRothenbergers

    We have a real tree . . . But i want to get a smaller fake tabletop tree. I’m planning on going out after Christmas to look for a discounted one too! I love your “Be still and know that I am God” ornament – so sweet!

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks! I friend gave that to me last year. Every time I see it it reminds of the true meaning of Christmas.

  3. Katie @ explanationrequired

    I think the smell of a real tree and the experience of choosing it can’t be beat. That said, I’m a fake tree girl! The price is so good (I second picking one up after Christmas – did that 8 years ago and it’s still going strong) and I love being able to move the branches in order to fit my ornaments in just right.

    1. Krystle Post author

      Sounds like you got a great tree. I would love to find one that will last that long.

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