The official start of the Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving. There's something really special about gathering the family together and looking for a real Christmas tree, sort of like Clark Griswold, a family tradition.
I had a friend who used to be so particular about putting her Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving and taking it down on New Year’s Day, except one year when she left it up until February. Of course, I can’t say much because I left my un-decorated tree in the corner of my living room from December of last year until October of this year.
Can anyone top that?
This Christmas tree finally made it up! Christmas Eve was the final day to get it up and that is just what I did on a cold rainy afternoon.
I forgot how long it took to shape the tree. It had been crammed in a bag for at least two years. I had to put my headlamp on to do the job right. Everyone should have a headlamp, but that is a whole nother story in itself, back to the tree.