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? 2. How about ornaments? Do you go with a theme, or use a mix of eclectic baubles? 3. How about the presents. Do you go maximum pageantry or go minimal? Ribbons, bows?
4. How about indoor decorating? Is every room decorated to the hilt? Is it tacky and overdone, or smart chic.
And finally….. 5. How about the outdoors? I am not decorating outside at all. Do you go simple or go all Clark Griswold?