Barb - posted on 11/30/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
My husband and i were discussing this the other day. We've decided not to get a tree this year and just decorate the one outside. We have figured in our lifetime we have killed at least 50 trees for just our families. I love the smell of the pine but really is that enough to justify killing a tree? I can light a candle for pete's sake. We have put most of these trees to good use, sinking them in our secret fishing hole and fish use it for cover and nutrition for the pond.
I also understand some people make their living on growing trees just for this occasion, but what do you think the environmental impact is? Do you think it's better to get artificial trees and just light pine scented candles?
In the US, people celebrating the holiday generally decorate a Fir type of tree. What are some traditions where you are?