This past Christmas, after two and a half years of marriage, my husband and I both agreed it was finally...
This past Christmas, after two and a half years of marriage, my husband and I both agreed it was finally time to get our first Christmas tree together. Mind you, he did ask me once a few years ago if I wanted to get a tree. But as thoughts of vacuuming dead pine needles danced in my head, I flatly declined and he never brought it up again. I naturally assumed he didn’t want one either. Like me, he didn’t bring any ornaments to our marriage.
We headed to a greenhouse close by on a snowy December day and picked out the cutest little potted Northern Pine. It was just under two feet tall, and has been sitting on our kitchen table ever since. In the month and a half that we’ve had it, our small tree has already sprouted another 2 and a half inches! At this rate, it may double in size by next Christmas!
My husband and I own a third floor flat in the city and we don’t have any children. So, it seemed practical to spend our time and energy with things other than decorating and “putting away”. But I can attest that even having the tiniest of trees decorated in white lights made all the difference in the world this Holiday Season. Our home felt a little warmer, a little cozier and even a tiny bit magical.
After getting married, my grandmother informed me that “it is important for couples to start their own traditions”. We brainstormed, but as much as we tried to come up with something unique for the two of us, every idea just felt contrived. It took a a while but I think my husband and I finally found a tradition we can call our own: Our Forever Christmas Tree.
10 Great Reasons To Have A Live Potted Christmas Tree
1.) Live trees promote cleaner indoor air.
2.) You’ll leave less carbon footprint.
3.) You won’t have so many pine needles to vacuum.
4.) You will greatly reduce the chance of fire in your home.
5.) You can purchase one year-round and potentially avoid Holiday traffic.
6.) You’ll avoid annual scratches to your car by not tying one on the roof.
7.) You’ll save money by not purchasing a tree every year.
8.) You won’t be concerned with tree disposal.
9.) It can be fun to monitor its growth!
10). As my friend, Emily puts it. “Having live plants brings you joy”.
Can you think of any more? Please share!