But really, it depends on HOW you put up that Christmas tree, and whether you decide to get a “real” used-to-be-alive Christmas tree or if you’re smart and go for something less dangerous like a nice basalm fir artificial Christmas tree.
For us, we have to have the real Christmas tree. There’s nothing like that smell of Christmas tree in your house, and the swearing as you put it up and stepping on needles is no less of a Christmas tradition for us than hanging up stockings or giving presents to people.
There is an easy way and a hard way to put up a Christmas tree. To help you avoid the struggle, tears, pine needles flying and all that I’ve experienced in Christmases past, here is Chelle’s guide to how to put up a Christmas tree the easy way:
1. Drive Directly to Lowe’s: Lowe’s is a home improvement store in the US that typically I don’t endorse, but they are THE PLACE to get a Christmas tree. You walk into Lowe’s near their covered Christmas tree section, and a super nice guy will come up to you and help you pick the perfect tree. He will then trim the bottom for you and wrap it so beautifully in netting, and even load it in the car for you if you need help. It was the best Christmas tree buying experience I ever had this year. Their tree was also $15 less than anywhere else I saw them for sale.