For the first time ever we bought a real Christmas tree this year. I’ve been talking about doing it for years but this was the year we finally did it. The Mr. didn’t understand why we needed to drive to a tree lot, make all the kids illegally sit on the floor of the mini-van home because we had to put all the seats down so the tree would fit, buy MORE Christmas lights, get pine needles all over the car and living room floor and pay money for a tree when we already had a perfectly good artificial one. Hey I get it…but there’s something really special about the smell, look and process of setting up a real tree.
I was so in love with our REAL Christmas tree that I went and bought another one for the front porch the next day.
I knew I was in for a major eye roll as soon as the Mr. got home from work and saw the tree…Scrooge. My reasoning was that we could skip getting the ladder out and putting lights on the house and just have our special outside tree be lit instead. (“No ladder?…Me Likee” so said he). I also found this nostalgic sled at ACE which is the perfect Christmas prop.
I worked really fast. In fact I put some of the Zinc solution on a rag and with one swipe, it was perfectly aged.
From our house to yours…Merry Christmas!
And of course ACE is always so generous, I’m giving away a gift card for $100. to ACE Hardware! Giveaway runs until December 23rd. Good luck!