I don't understand the whole Christmas Tree phenomenon. I just don't get it. "Hey, let's kill a tree, decorate it's corpse, and then put it out on the side of the road when we are done with it."
Don't get me wrong--I am totally pro-art, and some Christmas Trees definitely count as art. They're incredibly beautiful and they smell... well, like winter. I prefer the ones with just a few colors of decor with particular pieces placed here and there, like so:
But I get so irritated right about now.
Some people seem to think that now, in January, when they are done with their tree, it's time to simply Place Them By The Side Of The Road. Not chop them up and put them in the green bins, but literally just leave them by the side of the road.
I would like to propose a new Christmas tradition. I think that everyone who owns property should plant an evergreen in their garden, and then decorate that tree each year. This will inspire good horticulture skills, create connections with our environment, and no kill trees for the sake of ...decor.
Everyone who does not own property should plant an evergreen in a large, lovely container and decorate that tree each year. This will inspire good horticulture skills, create connections with our environment, and not kill trees for the sake of ...decor.
See what I did, there? I suggested the same thing for house dwellers and apartment dwellers. And the thing is that EVERYONE GETS TO CELEBRATE. Because that's what the season is about, right? Celebration? Not murder?
I'm sure someone is going to pipe up with, "but I can't plant a tree for X,Y,Z reason!"
Ok. That's simple. Ready? Don't. Get. A. Tree. Really. You don't need to kill a tree just to make your living room smell and look good. That's really shallow. Also, you can go to your family's home or your friend's home and chances are, they will have a tree for you to enjoy.
I would like to encourage all my readers--yeah, all two of you--to not kill a tree next December and the Decembers that follow, but rather to plant one and enjoy it all year 'round. Wouldn't having your very own tree be more special to your family, anyway?