I popped in to a friend’s house last week and had to admire her beautiful real Christmas tree, which had ‘only’ cost £30 from the local farm shop. It did look lovely, but unless you can plant your old tree up and then use the same one year on year, it does work out somewhat expensive, and is no good for me trying to stick to a very tight budget.
I dragged my old one out of the loft, which I bought about 10 years ago from Argos or somewhere for about £15. Darling daughter no. 1 decorated it in red and gold, and it looks really nice!
Kitty loves it too though, so not sure how long the baubles are going to last…
I am delighted to find that I care very little about this kind of thing. As long as the house looks jolly and festive, and we have some nice food, a few presents and lots of family and friends around, it will be a happy Christmas. There are many people a lot worse off!