I posted a little late today. I was up late last night redesigning my design site, High Note Designs. Lord knows it was an empty shell for the longest time. I just slapped it together right out of the box (Genesis theme). I finally got my act together and made it pretty. Go check it out (shameless plug)!
I know I may be one of the few here. What the heck…I’m probably the only one, but I’m just going to go on a limb here with this post. I refuse to buy a real tree. There I said it, just please don’t hate me and hear me out.
Before anyone says “Uhh, Lisette…it’s tradition,” can I just say that artificial trees can be a tradition, too? I only had one “real” tree when I was growing up. The constant sweeping of needles and watering an albatross of a plant made us regret our adventurous attempts of trying to be “American.” Every immigrant I knew in New York City had artificial trees. It was just the way of life. Sure, there were always
dead and mutilated live trees on corners for sale, but they never lured me in.
Think about it. Climate change is happening around the world due to astronomical amounts of carbon dioxide polluting our air and trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. It’s real and it’s already happening despite people telling you otherwise…as evidenced by stronger hurricanes and typhoons, and the frozen Midwest right now.
Every year on Earth Day people plant a tree. Yet here we are every November and December chopping down the solution to climate change. Call me a tree-hugger (no pun intended) but I think it’s a tradition that needs to be reevaluated.
I’ve probably already lost every “traditionalist” by now, but I also want to make the case for artificial/fake trees. Sure, real trees are recyclable, but artificial trees are recyclable as well. The difference is that I’ll keep this tree around for 10 years or so. That’s 10 years that those 10 trees get to stay in the ground. Not to mention the exponential amounts of oxygen they’ll pump into our air. (Does the real tree still sound that appealing?)
“But wait Lisette! You’re missing out on the smell of a REAL tree!” To that I say, go outside and get some fresh air and smell the roses (or trees in this scenario). That, or buy Scentcicles. We have them on our (gasp!) fake tree and the house smells like nature came inside.
Most traditionalists love the process of picking out their Christmas tree. I think decorating the “fake” tree is as much of a tradition as picking out a “real” tree. No?
Alright, traditionalists. That’s all I have. Come and get me.
Linking up with Nicole