Just a quick follow-up from that Christmas Tree post from late last month.
We found a tree! In the city no less.
We had fully intended to drive out to the Fraser Valley to visit a tree farm and chop down our own, but it turned out that wasn’t really necessary. We found a small tree lot in a parking lot on 12th at Main, and brought home a Noble Fir.
Our problem seemed to be that we tried to get a tree a bit too early. Apparently the tree lots open on December 1st, and not a moment sooner – nevermind that was a Monday this year, and we wanted to get the tree on the weekend. Oh well.
As for the coloured vs. white lights dilemma – I like white lights, Neil likes multi-coloured. I’ve always felt it was a bit of a compromise to have the multi-coloured lights outside, and keep the tree white. But Neil was pushing for the coloured tree lights this year.
Turns out frugality won out in the end, and we have both multi-coloured and white lights in the tree.
Since we were about to move this time last year, we didn’t really decorate, so we had really lost track of what we have in terms of Christmas Decor. And when we pulled out the lights, we found we’ve got two strings of white lights that work, and one string of coloured.
The tree needed 3 strings of lights, so the coloured went up the middle, and the white around the outside. And I’ve got to admit, the effect is quite nice!
How about you? Have you got a tree up? What’s it look like?