Tuesday, December 22, 2015

(Holiday) Question Of The Day

Which one do you use?
In the past I've put up real Christmas trees, but for several years now, it's been artificial ones.

How about you?

45 comments:

  1. artificial, at least I don't have to water it.

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  2. Real...who doesn't love to clean up needles for a month??
    Merry Christmas Martha...all the best in 2016!
    Thanks for being a great peep...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! You are the best. Health and happiness to you and all your loved ones!

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  3. No tree isn't a choice? 'Cause I would say no tree. (We have a Ficus benjamina with lights on it, but it has the lights year-round, we don't hang ornaments off of it, and we don't put presents under it.)

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    1. Of course 'no tree' is a choice. This question was just to see which one people would choose if they did put up a tree. But some don't put one up at all for various reasons.

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  4. Real! This year we have TWO real trees because we couldn't agree on where to put one!

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  5. Artificial my dear Girl, I want those gorgeous trees to stay in their ground and live forever and may you have the very best Christmas and New Year ever, with Great Love to you and yours xoxoxox

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. All the best to you, as well. I'm so happy to see you here. You've been really missed xoxo

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  6. Artificial for probably the last 20 years, but haven't put up a tree in the last 2 years (moved last year after Christmas and traveling this year for Christmas). I think my son must have not enjoyed the artificial ones because this year I hear he and his new bride are getting a real one :)

    betty

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    1. They will start their own traditions now, which is so nice. We put up a very small tree this year. We're still in house selling mode and the thought of turning the home upside down with too many decorations was not an option!

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  7. Years ago my father planted hemlocks around his property, so my sons and I go out and cut the top of one that looks the most Christmas-tree like. It's no dense fir, but it does the job.

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  8. I love the smell of the real trees but detest the clean up. Seems I found stickers into February. The unreal trees are much easier, stay longer and the way they are made now look very real. I just put a vase of cedar limbs out or a wreath and I have the smell.

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    1. I feel the same way, Gail. I love the smell of the real trees but the cleanup is a pain. For now an artificial tree is fine.

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  9. Real. Somehow, saying that out loud makes me feel ashamed. Next year, artificial!

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  10. It's always been artificial but as a kid we always had real and the smell was incredible!

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  11. Just noticed the Maxine cartoon on your sidebar, hilarious!

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    1. You just caught it, Christine, because now it's gone :)

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    1. As a kiddo, we did real. And I remember the first year that we went to fake. I was crushed. But then, it just made sense. Now, I love it.

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    2. It's funny but we never had a real tree growing up; always fake. The first real tree I had was in my adult years in my own home. After a bit of that, I went back to fake.

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  13. I love my beautiful artificial tree !

    Have a wonderful Christmas,hope Santa is good to you!

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    1. Hi Margie! So nice to see you here. I hope you also have a wonderful Christmas. Santa has already been good to me because here you are :)

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  14. Artificial , I don't like taking trees from nature to use for Christmas, only to throw out after ! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas !

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    1. Thanks, Country Gal. I hope it's a wonderful Christmas for you and your loved ones!

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  15. There's nothing like the real thing. In Oregon we're lucky because we have lots of Christmas tree farms and real trees are fairly inexpensive.

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    1. The smell of a real Christmas tree is wonderful. I do miss that.

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  16. Artificial for about 15 years now.

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    1. That is great, Jim. I'm hoping ours lasted for a long time.

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  17. I use an artificial tree, well I used to. I don't set my tree up anymore.

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    1. Now that we're empty-nesters, I imagine at some point we won't feel like setting up our tree. Or we'll just get a tiny one like my mom has.

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  18. I am not a Christian, but if I have to choose, i'd go artificial.
    The planet needs help, more than ever. at least try not to be tree killers :(

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    1. There is an argument on both sides, so there isn't an easy answer for this.

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  19. I have very vague memories of having a real tree when I was very small, pine needles all over the floor and it was difficult to keep it standing upright. I don't think real Christmas trees are particularly common in Australia, probably the wrong climate for them. Since then it has always been artificial. We bought a new one this year after ten years or so with the old one.

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    1. For some areas it's just not a tradition. It's pretty common here.

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  20. I have a real tree that is in a pot that I decorate! It is getting too big now though and will have to be planted in the ground next year!
    This is something that might become popular one day but I don't know anyone else who does it now. I am always ahead of my time, Martha! Just like my fashion sense in clothes, ha ha. :-)

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    1. hahaha...I love your comments, Kay :) I think you're a cool chick! I love that tree idea. No one I know does it, so you may be starting a new trend :)

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  21. WHAT! This family is stinking adorable and every image is so creative!
    brown wedges

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