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Grow a "Holiday Tree" and keep it alive. Why take our gift of life from it? Give a live plant, not just a harvested plant. CO2 is their food, let them eat more. They breath out oxygen.
Every day is a holiday to me in me. Be nice, what goes around might come around.
By Anonymous from Oakland, Maine, USA, Earth, MilkyWay, Universe
By Melody T.
Just last year, we had to buy another tree because I broke the "trunk" getting it out of the attic. Bummer! I taped it up with duct tape to last until after Christmas! Then, we bought one at 75% off after Christmas. So, this year we have a brand new tree for the first time in our 34 years of married life.
If you live in the country, you could ask a local landowner if you could cut a tree on their property. This makes a nice outing for the family and costs nothing, except the expense of the outing. You have to get a stand, of course, but it is possible to improvise.
By Louise B.
By Ann from Wisconsin
Free Christmas Trees - Make Your Own. Trees don't have to be the traditional pine tree. Be creative and inventive. Almost anything can become a tree of sorts and the more unusual the better.
When going to cut down your own Christmas tree, be sure the land you're taking the tree from, that you have the land owners permission to do so...
My husband I have a favorite Christmas tradition that we started several years ago. Every year, we cut our own Christmas tree in our nearby National Forest. We leave work early and have a wonderful time tromping through the snow to find just the "right tree."