We purchased our first Christmas tree at the B & I for $10. Do you even know what that is? It is where Ivan the Gorilla lived for many years and now it is some hodge-podge of not so good discount shops.
Here we are 20 years later with a tree that is several feet taller and we now pay at least $100 for a tree! YIKES! Now can you see why i am thinking artificial?
I know, i know you are going to tell me to go to a U-Cut lot, it will be a lot cheaper. Did that and guess what happened? I had little tiny spiders crawling around our apartment the whole month of December. It is a nice thought but just can't get those spiders out of my head. So instead, God gave me the most gracious and patient husband in the world when it comes to my quest to find the perfect tree. We go to the same 5-6 lots, it takes a good couple of hours for me to decide if God has grown the perfect tree and then we take one home for a pretty penny.
Let me rewind to our first Christmas tree shopping experience.
I had no idea that someone i loved so much could have such bad taste in Christmas trees or what went on them for decorations.
I thought everyone loved nobles, with white lights and matching ornaments.
NO...my sweet southern gentleman liked those big bushy trees, with big outdoor colored lights, garland, an array of any ornament you could find PLUS tinsel!
Really, thought we were going to be divorced before we were even married over our first Christmas tree.
Needless to say, we conceded and he compromised much
We got a noble fir, with white lights, non matching ornaments and TINSEL....yes, can you believe i had to allow tinsel to avoid colored lights and garland!
Look at our tree. It is exactly the same as it was 20 years ago and YES, we still have tinsel!
It may not be perfect but it is perfect for us and it reminds every year how much my husband really loves me!