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Christmas Trees December 3, 2009

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The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”
~ Charles N. Barnard, American author, travel writer.

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Five Fabulous Things about Christmas Trees

1. Decorating with well loved ornaments

2. Finding the perfect tree

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3. The smell – if you have a real one.  The lack thereof if you don’t.

4. Christmas morning all lit up with gifts underneath.

5. The really big one commanding a front hall or great room.

Christmas Tree Fun Facts

  • Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since 1850ish.
  • The best selling trees are Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine.
  • The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.
  • 30 – 35 real Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year.
  • Growing Christmas trees provide a habitat for wildlife.

Make

Popsicle stick tree ornament

Mini Felt Christmas Tree

Recycled Magazine Tree – This one is really neat

Christmas Tree made from old sweaters

Christmas Tree Bunting

Christmas Card with a Christmas tree motif in paper beads

Handprint Trees – great for the little ones

Crochet Christmas Tree

Do

  • Catproof your tree
  • Plant 2 for every tree you cut from the forest
  • Remember to water that live tree.
  • Enjoy the tree while it is here.

Bake

3-D Christmas Tree Cookies

View

Photos by boklm and yours truly
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