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Can a house have too many Christmas trees?

Have you gone to Christmas parties that have "designer trees" in each room??? Do you envy them or does it turn you off?

I, for one, want just one tree that is very well "put together". So you know what I do? I actually bought it when we moved into our home about 10 years ago... how could I resist? It won first place but that's not why. It was named "To Grandmothers house we go!". That did it. I bid on it (good cause for charity!) and it's been my main tree since then. We never "undecorate it". I had my Dad help me mount it on a piece of square plywood with wheels on the bottom that I can wrap and roll! At the end of the season, it gets wrapped and rolled into storage. At the beginning of the season, it gets rolled out and unwrapped. Wa-la! That's a perfect example of "plug and play". Plug in the lights, pour an egg nog, and play Christmas carols!

But that's not my only tree, nor my favorite tree. Each of my grandkids has a tree of their own. They decorate it. Doesn't matter what it looks like. Doesn't matter. It's about love. And that's what I see when I look at them! Each year each grandchild gets an additional ornament to put on their tree. My oldest granddaughter is now 17. My youngest are twins at 3. We love this tradition. What's yours?


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Comment balloon 5 commentsRuth Vogt • November 22 2009 11:08AM

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Hi Ruth, My Sister in Christmas!  Ive always wanted a roll away tree!  Not only would it be a time-saver, I love the idea that it's there waiting to come out to and celebrate.  --Sara in San Antonio

Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) about 9 years ago

Ruth - my view is NO.  A home cannot have too many Christmas trees!  However, if a home is listed for sale, I would tell a client to scale back if possible.

We only have one tree and we decorate it the first Saturday or Sunday in December.  We love opening up the box of Christmas ornaments and talking about where we purchased them.  We try to buy an ornament from every vacation spot or special place we visit.  We also keep all the Christmas cards that our friends send that include family photos- so it's fun to see how the kids have grown.

Posted by Suzy Morris (The Morris Team) about 9 years ago

Ruth,

I personally like that part about not undecorating and just rolling the tree in and out.  But, I guess for some, decorating the tree is part of the Christmas tradition.

Posted by Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844 (Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office) about 9 years ago

Ruth, Christmas is my favorite time of the year....I could have a tree in every room.....but that's just me. Hope you have a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 9 years ago

Sara in San Antonio - I spend so much time with other decorations that my roll away tree, as you put it, saves me about a day!

Suzy - what a great idea, saving all the family photos. Could be a fun Christmas Eve game... guessing who they all were.

Ron - too be honest, when our kids were young and at home, I used to play up the tree decorating as a tradition, too.

And thanks, Rob, for agreeing there is no such thing as too many trees!!!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) about 9 years ago

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