Budget Christmas Tree…

treeI 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!

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  1. frugalinsuffolksimple@gmail.com

    Even digging one up and replanting makes them suffer a lot as you could see from the pics on my blog the other day. I hope our new £20 one will last us until we are too decrepit to want one !

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  2. Linne

    Or plant a bunch when you are young, then harvest as you go along . . .

    If your kitty likes the ornaments, or climbs the tree, herer’s what my parents did when we were young: a couple of years, due to having crawlers around, the tree was set up inside a playpen. Works great and keeps the livestock away, too (we always had a dog and cat. The cat, of course, could climb inside, but didn’t). The other years Dad screwed a couple of eyehooks into the wall on either side of the tree, up above the moulding where they weren’t too noticeable. Then he used some of his fishing line to tie from the trunk about a foot down from the tree top to the hooks. Worked very well. We had some antique keepsake ornaments; those always went high enough to be out of reach of babies and cats. I still like to anchor my tree (when I have one) this way; sometimes they tip over when brushed against . . .

    I love your tree. The library shelves behind it, even more. 😉 ~ Linne

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