As we get closer and closer to Christmas Day, the panic may be starting to set in.
Have you gotten all of your shopping done? Is everything wrapped? Did you send the Christmas cards out? Did you remember to put out that godawful Santa figurine that your mother-in-law gifted you last year?
You may be especially panicked if you still don’t have your tree up. Now, honestly, it’s not that big of a deal. Plenty of families have perfectly wonderful holiday seasons with no Christmas tree in sight! The thing is, putting up a Christmas tree is hard work! If you opt for the real thing, you’ve got to go through the rigmarole of choosing The Perfect Tree™, then securing it to the top of your car and hauling it home, then fussing with it until it’s balanced in the tree stand. If you have an artificial tree, get ready to spend a few hours lugging the flimsy box up from the basement and fluffing the fake branches until it looks like a tree. And then you have to decorate it!
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of putting up your tree, we recommend considering one of the following alternative options: