Oh, Christmas Tree
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Monday, December 12, 2016
By Brittany Dodge, Personal Shopper
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Ever since the great spider nest fiasco of '95 (I still have nightmares), my family resorted to putting up an artificial Christmas tree for the rest of my childhood. For whatever reason, I always assumed I would follow suit and buy an artificial tree of my own one day. After all, why risk all of the hidden dangers of a live tree?!

When my husband and I bought our house a few years ago, he was adamant that we needed to cut down and put up a real tree. He couldn't believe that I would even consider the alternative. Seeing how passionate he was I quickly gave in, and I am so glad I did.

Picking out our tree each year has since become one of my favorite holiday adventures, particularly because it makes my husband SO happy. The sheer joy he gets from painstakingly selecting a"his" tree, cutting it down with "his bare hands", and lugging it home to display and decorate is contagious.  To say that he is committed to this process is an understatement. Take a look at the pictures. The man is wearing what I can only describe as a onesie because he "needs be agile and warm at all times". (Though not quite as stylish as the hubs, you can Click here to shop my outfit.)

Somehow he is always able to find one that is just perfect for us and this year is no exception. My favorite nights of the year are the ones we spend snuggled up on the couch enjoying the beauty of our tree. I hope that this is a tradition that we can continue for many years to come.



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