The Mystery Tree…

…the tradition continues!

Mystery tree rules…

Go to nearest most convenient place that sells lots of trees. We went to Home Depot.

Pick a bundled tree, throw it on the cart and pay for it. Do not unwrap it!

Bring it home as is and saw off a little of the bottom of the trunk and bring it into the house to the desired tree location.

Cut off the string.

Voila! See what you got! Not bad. Pour water in the Christmas tree stand.

See if the angel fits on top…

Put the lights on the tree. Vacuum excess dry needles off floor. I’ll be waiting a day to let the branches settle a bit before I put on the rest of the decorations and the tree skirt.

This is the best stress free Christmas tree purchasing method that we have enjoyed for the last few years. We had the years of going to Christmas tree lots trying to find the perfect tree at the best price. I would make Dear pull out tree after tree and turn it this way and that. You get the picture. Oye! A few years when the kids were little we trekked out to a Christmas tree farm and cut down the tree we chose. That was fun when the kids were little. Now in our empty nest years I find this method to be very relaxing…

Tonight we are going out to a new to us restaurant called Cantinetta  for our Anniversary Dinner. Another mystery that I’m sure will end up as good as our tree! Hope you have a good week…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “The Mystery Tree…

  1. What a darling tree and the perfect location for it! Does it always go before the bookcase? I’ve done that once…maybe next year, I’ll do it again.

  2. Isn’t it interesting to learn how to do Christmas “stress free!?” The tree is just perfect! Tree’s are like people, each one is unique and can be worked with!
    Happy Anniversary! And, happy tree decorating! Can’t wait to see!

  3. Your tree is beautiful! I can see how this would lessen the shopping stress and if it’s not perfect, you have a good reason… and it’s only for the season. Next year you try again… kind of fun!

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