Originally Posted by ornamentmaven
I grew up in Ohio ,that's where I met and married my wife and where our oldest child was born. We used to go to a tree farm and cut our own tree always a Blue or Norway Spruce. Never cared for long needled varieties their branches wont take the weight of heavy ornaments the way the short needled ones will. I was always adamant that you had to have a real tree so we never put it up until mid December. In 83 we moved to Texas and were forced to start buying trees from a nursery and with the advent of the solutions they have to help them suck up water we could now put it up the first of December. Year after year the price of a Blue Spruce trees went up and up until I was paying $100 plus for a nice 9-10 footer. Finally about 10 years ago I had had enough of over priced trees, watering it daily, wrestling with it to put the lights on and then on January 1 dragging it to the front door leaving a trail of pine needles all the way.
Originally Posted by steph535
So I became a convert and bought my first artificial tree that was the starting point of what eventually became Papa's Christmas Wonderland 7 trees of various themes and sizes, decorations from the front yard to the back porch and I can have it all up and ready to flip the switch after dinner on Thanksgiving and I leave it all lit up until Epiphany on Jan.6. Theses days I find myself taking my own sweet time about taking it down so I can enjoy it as long as possible.
Soooooooooo Too Early? What the heck is that
'I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!' Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. 'The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh, Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob, on my knees!' (Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol)