January 4, 2012

Green Christmas

Now that the hectic holiday season is over, it's a good time to reflect on all the happy moments that occured. One of the fondest memories I have of this year's Christmas is the day that my family and I got our Christmas tree. In the past 3 years, it has become a tradition that every December we go to a local farm to pick the tree we like best and then cut it - we always choose the tallest and fullest one that we can fit in our home!

It was a wonderful outing on a mostly bright, sunny day at a farm that sits on an enormous piece of land. It was truly picturesque walking around the snowy trails and among endless rows of trees - we even spotted a lake on the side of the road.

As far as I'm concerned, I think that beyond being a wonderful family outing in nature, this is one of the greener ways to decorate for the holidays, seeing as only those trees that are actually used are getting cut.

This year we got a little carried away and picked our biggest tree yet, so we had to cut quite a big chunk off it, in order to fit in our living room. Since we were all very busy until a couple of days before Christmas, I ended up decorating the tree all by myself for the first time on Christmas Eve. I was really proud with the result and even shared a picture of the entire tree on Twitter but just for fun, here are a few detail shots of the "residents" of our tree.

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