Decorating & Design

December 13, 2011

Alternative Christmas Trees

I put up a real Christmas tree every year — I love the tradition and how the process brings my family together. I know there are two schools of thought on this subject, but I enjoy the smell and the overall look of a fresh tree. I have so many ornaments that I have often said I could have two trees…well, this year, I do.

My second tree, however, is made of recycled paper. I’ve always wanted a tree upstairs in the playroom and this option is just perfect (safe and sturdy). It was not messy to get upstairs, and because it won’t die, we put it up early — my kids were thrilled. I also did not have to do a thing! I sat back and watched my children sort out the instructions together and build it. It was wonderful. I have the Massimo tree below. It’s a great height and comes with fab little multicoloured lights and an essential oil spray that smells just like a fir tree.

Massimo, $99.

Moderno, $37.

Classico, $33.

I have to say, I think we now have another holiday tradition. Check out for these great recycled cardboard options, and have a Happy Holiday!

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