Thanks to my friend Bernie, from Colorado (a long-time chat friend) Cliff and I found a cheap fake Christmas tree today. We'd never have checked Hobby Lobby if Bernie hadn't told us they had a big sale on trees.
I hate fake trees; in fact, if it were up to me, we'd not be having a Christmas tree at all, but Cliff wants one as long as we have young grandchildren around. We paid $10 for this one, so if it only lasts this year I won't complain.
I put the lights on the little tree, but that's all. When the girls got off the school bus and came inside, they were delighted to do the rest. Of course, the first thing I asked them to do was arrange the holy family. They love doing that, and will re-arrange them daily.
They love going through the decorations, remembering when they made certain ones at some Sunday school, or day care. Yep, that's a tacky tree. This is what a Christmas tree looks like when kids decorate it. I love it!