Friday, December 18, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree~Oh Christmas Tree~


I  have to say I love our tree.  We have always had artificial trees because hubby prefers them and we wouldn't know where to begin with a real tree.  A few years back we had a somewhat small, disproportionate Christmas tree that I really did not like.  It was fairly new but when we purchased it it looked better in the store.  

We walked into Walmart one day and I saw a tree that made my heart leap.  I fell in love with it at once and just knew I wanted one like it.  I asked hubby if we could buy that tree.  His response, "Why?  Our tree is perfectly fine." 
How could I make him understand that our tree was a sad tree and this one was a happy tree.  I told him I loved that tree.  His response, "Good, remember that when we buy our next one."  but I wanted it now.  I loved it.  It was so full and looked like a real tree.  Ours screamed fake.  (Now mind you I am always so frugal so I wasn't at all surprised when he wasn't giving in.  He wasn't being heartless, he knew our goal was to pay down debt because I would be quitting my job to homeschool.)

For some reason I couldn't get that tree out of my mind.  While we were shopping I posed another question.  The tree's original price was a little over $100 and I asked him if I could buy it on clearance after Christmas.  He says, "For how much?"

Me~"$50"

Him~"No"

Me~"Ok, $20"

Him~"Sure, if you find that tree on clearance for $20 you can have it."

I tried to put it out of my mind but it was hard.  The day after Christmas I walked into Walmart and it was marked 50% off.  It was too soon.  About two weeks after Christmas we went again and I thought they would be all out by then.  I was a little sad because I really wanted it but I had been so busy with work I didn't have a chance to get there sooner.  We walked into the garden/seasonal section and the first thing we saw was our tree with a big yellow clearance sign marked $20.  My heart jumped.  He really couldn't believe it.  That tree came home with us that day.

Here it is.  It looks a bit bigger in our small room but I do love it.  Hubby likes to say I didn't buy a tree I bought the forest.  I think he over exaggerates. LOL~The angel also came home with us that day.  It was on clearance for about $2.  I love her, too.

And when you can't have a real tree you can always burn this in the room and it smells just like a real tree.

7 comments:

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You're right, the new tree looks much fuller. I can see why you had to have it. And I just bought three of Yankee's holiday-scented candles (they have many new fragrances this year). As candles go, they are the best.

smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

happy christmas, your tree looks fantastic!

patty said...

it is a beauty! and what a great deal... love those after xmas bargains! :)

stitching under oaks said...

Merry Christmas Ruth...you look like you're all ready...enjoy your holidays and your tree!

Sheryl-lyn said...

I love your tree and the story of how you got it!! That makes it the best!! Did you guys get the same blizzard we got last night? Whoa Nellie did we get snow. It looks so pretty though. Enjoy your tree and decorations. I also have the candle if I need the real tree smell:)

Jeanie said...

Hi,
I happened upon your blog today.
I home schooled for several years and am thrilled when I run across others who do it also.
Your tree is beautiful and what a sweet story to go with it.

Alison said...

What a sweet story! I'm so glad you got your $20 blessing!

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