Did you know that some people put up more than one Christmas tree?
And I’m not talking about the White House with their 37 trees. Or celebrities with their celebrity designers decking out their fifty-plus-room-mansion halls. I’m talking about real people. Living real lives. In real homes. Putting up a tree in (almost) every room … all by themselves.
And not those little table top trees. I’m talking about full on floor-to-ceiling trees in (almost) every room.
Now, if you already know of this practice, then it must be me who’s been living under a rock all these years. But where I grew up on the east coast, the policy was one home, one tree. And where I’ve lived and raised my family in the Midwest for the past 19 years, the policy has been one home, one tree.
Yet, I can see appeal. The idea that you can have one family tree where you hang all the ornaments that your kids insist must be on the tree. No matter how unattractive. Which would free up all those other floor-to-ceiling trees to be decorated as your heart – and creativity – desires …
Many years ago there was a store called The Great Ace. At the holidays, they created a forest of Christmas trees. Each with it’s own unique theme. I loved strolling through that forest, imagining how I would recreate each and every one in my home.
But that was just a dream … or so I thought. Who knew real people were putting up their very own themed tree forests in their homes?
Here at casa it all started with paint, we have just one tree. One tree bursting at the seams with ornaments we’ve collected — and been gifted with — over those 19 years.
Considering that it took a full five days from tree purchase to final tree decorating this year, I can’t imagine putting up more than one. Seriously, if we opted to go the one tree in every room route, we’d have to start sometime around Halloween.