With Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time to start decorating the house. It’s my favorite time of year – I love putting on Christmas music, watching Christmas movies (like The Holiday and Love Actually) but most of all, I absolutely love decorating our tree. It’s such a special time seeing ornaments that bring back memories, picking up new ones to fill in the holes and finding the perfect spot to put the new ornaments. Since we’re in a new apartment this year we were finally able to get our first big tree – we’ve always had the type that sits on a table.
This year, Treetopia reached out about testing their artificial Christmas trees. I have to me honest – we’ve always bought a real tree, but last year ours died so quickly that we had to buy a second. So, we decided to give it a whirl and picked out the Addison Spruce tree. What could we lose? Friends, we were shocked with how beautiful this tree is. Plus, with the lights already on it we didn’t have to deal with doing them one or two times over . . . it was always a challenge for us. My other favorite part, when you needed a branch to go one way or another you can just move it and you fill in a hole where you want to place the favorite ornament. It was amazing!
Once we decorated it with out antique silver ornaments it felt just like a tree out of the lot. We placed our faux fur tree skirt underneath and wrapped a few presents that had already been purchased in Smock Paper (my favorite). I’ve never been more ahead of the game before – this is definitely a first! I even bought a bit of greenery to go around the house and voila, we have the scent of the tree.
If you’ve ever been on the fence to go real or artificial – take it from me, these are beautiful, you don’t have to worry about watering it, and once you get your family ornaments up on the tree, it’ll feel just like every other year. So take the plunge if you’ve thought about it! We are loving it!
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Photos by Claire Giffen