In a flurry of organization last spring, I threw away our Christmas tree. It was a cheapie to begin with, and it had lasted two years, but I had no place to store it and hadn't kept its original box, so it shed needles no matter where I shoved it.
So, I'm pretty excited at the prospect of picking out a new one this year. Yes, I realize it's still October. No, I'm not buying one right away. But I feel like I should be smarter about this purchase than I was when I picked out the last one. So, I'm mapping out some criteria.
Get a real treeSadly, real trees aren't allowed in our apartment building.
- Get a tree that looks as close to real as possible. And invest in a pine scented candle to simulate the real thing.
- Tree should be pre-lit. Why deal with stringing lights when we don't have to?
- Tree should be reasonably sized for our small apartment. Which brings me to this beauty of an invention —