Christmas Quiz

Image Time for a quiz….. A holiday Christmas poll. As I get ready to put up my artificial flocked Christmas Tree, I figured I would post about the decorating details of this holiday.  I am going greener and minimalist this year.  I purchased, to the tune of $70-$100 per year, a freshly cut Christmas Tree for years, but over the past five years, have gone with artificial.  I had a white tree for three years, and then bought a flocked tree last year.  I use ornaments from years of collecting, sort of a tradition my mother started when we were growing up.  I buy five ornaments every year to add into the mix, so my tree has a different look every year.  Sometimes just blue lights, other years white lights.  I haven’t used multi-colored lights in a long time. So, here goes….. 1.  The tree.  Fresh or artificial?  Green or white? ImageImageImage 2.  How about ornaments?  Do you go with a theme, or use a mix of eclectic baubles? Image 3.  How about the presents.  Do you go maximum pageantry or go minimal?  Ribbons, bows?

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4.  How about indoor decorating?  Is every room decorated to the hilt?  Is it tacky and overdone, or smart chic.

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  And finally….. 5.  How about the outdoors?  I am not decorating outside at all.  Do you go simple or go all Clark Griswold?

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7 thoughts on “Christmas Quiz

  1. Christmas decorations? It’s a walk down memory lane, I love to get out all the things that my children made as little ones. Some are looking a bit tatty but the memories they bring are worth hanging them up each year. They might not be worth a lot of $ but they mean the world to me 🙂

  2. Tree – artificial. I am on my second one. The first lasted ten years. Both green and pre-lit, multi-colored.
    Ornaments – a mismatched mess of all kinds of things. I have always wanted to do a theme tree in the kitchen but never get to it.
    Gifts – I’m lucky they get wrapped. I seldom have ribbons or bows. I do keep gift bags and recycle.
    Indoor decorating – There is something in every room but not a lot. If I get it all out, I have to put it all away later. 🙂
    Outside decorations – Nope. Electricity in NYS is expensive. I gave up putting up lights outside about 12 years ago.

  3. Great post!
    – Tree: we did real until the reality of the impact on the severe tree allergies of my wife and younger son was too much. We had our first tree for 9 years until it died and we just bought a new one. Green, white pre-lit.
    – Ornaments: we bought family ornaments, kids got them as gifts, we got them as gifts, kids made them, stuff from our childhood, etc. Very few generic.
    – Gifts: all wrapped, I like to do more green and minimal, wife likes more ornate. We settled on ‘nicely wrapped’ years ago and that works (looks good, less stress and cost and landfill)
    – Decorations: every room has stuff, but very low-key.
    – Outdoor decorations – same, some lights and wreaths, but pretty minimal. Also agree with Nikki – NYSEG is a greedy evil overlord! 🙂

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