We did the craziest thing this year. I mean it’s pretty absurd. We took the whole family, grandparents and aunts and uncles down to Home Depot. We shopped for a tree that had been cut down for no reason other than for us to buy it! And we found the perfect dead tree.
You know what we did next? We tied that puppy right to the top of our car and get this- we zoomed around the city all the way home with a 6 foot tree ON the TOP of our CAR! What!?
So next you may wonder what we did with our new dead tree. We rescued it from the roof of our car and set it in this fancy stand that you use ONLY for the purpose of holding a dead tree.
Then we decided we needed to bring this bad boy INSIDE. We didn’t check for squirrels or spiders, we threw caution to the wind and just brought it right inside. We set it square in the front window so everyone could see our bounty. I mean, who doesn’t need a big ol’ tree sitting right in the middle of their living space!? Come on! Only once a year?
Next we wound the tree in electrical cords covered with bright colorful lights. We lit that tree up good. After that was accomplished we did the next logical thing one would do with a dead giant tree you brought into your house. We covered it with trinkets. Trinkets of ALL sizes from far and wide, from new to old. We hung our little do-dads all over the tree from top to bottom. This is one dressed up tree that we drug into our house. Then on top we of course put an angel on it (you’ve heard of put a bird on it, right?) well an angel has wings...
Now we get to sit back, vaccuum up pine needles and yell at the dog and shoo the kids away any time they dare to get too close to those fancy baubles on the tree. Next up is to put boxes that are all wrapped up so no one knows exactly what’s in them under the tree of which we will also guard with a fierceness.
Best time of year ever! Can’t wait to painstakingly remove every bit of decoration and then toss it to the curb the day after Christmas.C
You have any wild traditions? Please share. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!