Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our Giving Tree

So, we used to have a great big eight-foot Douglas Fir Christmas Tree during the Holidays.

But a few years ago we decided to just cancel Christmas. 

It was very sad. 

And probably one of the best decisions we ever made.  Humbug!

Last year, we bought this little fake white plastic tree from Sears. 

It was totally on sale.

You know the kind of tree: the one you SWORE you would NEVER have in your house. 

Well, we have it!

With built in lights. 

It folds up like a beach umbrella for easy storage.

And since it can't die, we keep it up from November til, oh, around March. 

You know when people tell you to "keep Christmas in your hearts the whole year 'round"?

Well, we took that literally.

It's really just a light source after New Years. 

That's what I tell my therapist, anyway.

And a total source of amusement. 

Aren't Christmas trees sort of a pagan thing, anyway?  So why not have them year-round?

I was brought up Unitarian, so I'm kind of an honorary pagan, anyway.

This year we decorated our fake tree entirely with hunky, shirtless Mermen.

And tiny disco balls.

Did I mention we're gay?

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