Inspired by some ideas in Bill McKibben’s book “Hundred Dollar Holiday,” we’re trying to scale back a little bit this year. Much to the dismay of my kids, we started with the tree. This meant breaking our regular tradition of cutting it down at a Christmas tree farm up in Warwick – a family event that usually ended up being an exhausting full day outing. At first I tried to interest them in assembling some decorated branches – like these that I saw in Restoration Hardware. I thought they were beautiful, but the kids were less than impressed.
It’s not perfectly shaped. I'd go as far as to call it Charlie Browny.
Once the lights and ornaments are on it, it’s almost ready to pass for store-bought. If you squint a little. In the dark.
Christmas Tree Rejects