Pro, the smell. There's nothing like waking up in the morning, opening up the door and being happily overwhelmed with the smell of Christmas.
Con, pine needles. There everywhere.
Pro, decorating the tree. I loved spending time with the hubby and my little brother wrapping the Christmas tree in hundreds of lights and hanging our brand new ornaments up on the tree.
Con, tree care. When it comes to plants I somehow have this invisible stamp that labels them "death wish". I can't keep them alive for anything. Needless to say I've been super paranoid when it comes this tree; constantly checking on the water level. I've even come to talking to it (but that's a whole other story).
Pro, giving your tree a name. This is the first Christmas tree the mister and I have had since being married, so in a sense it's like our little baby. We have dubbed him Oswald the Christmas tree (don't ask me why). But really, you should name your trees, it's fun!
Con, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No matter how many times we adjust and shave the ends this tree will not go straight. I've come to accept Oswald's flaw.
Double Con, bugs. The first thing that happened when we unwrapped our tree and gave it a good fluff was a giant leaf bug flying around our faces. Those things are huge! But don't worry, we safely captured that little bugger (pun intended) and gave it a new home outside our apartment. We even found ourselves a lucky ladybug. Fingers crossed no spider nests are hatching in there. I've heard one too many horror stories when it comes to that.
Pro, it's tradition. And you just don't mess with tradition.
Double Pro, 3 weeks till Christmas eve. This has nothing to do with a tree, it just needed to be said.
Growing up we've always had a real Christmas tree, but now that I'm older I can see some of the hassle that goes with it. So what do you do? Do you go out and buy a real tree or go fake?