christy made me aware of this space-saving holiday idea. but i wonder does it mean that i give half as many gifts or does it mean that i receive half as many gifts?
I have a real growing Christmas tree in a pot. It sits outside looking decorative , then comes inside for about 10 days and gets decorated , then back outside for the rest of the year.
It is only about 2 foot tall at the moment, it was about 8 inches tall when I bought it.
When it gets too tall I will start with another small one and plant the large one or just leave it in it’s pot outside.
For a minimalist, whether it’s giving or receiving half as much stuff, I’d say it’s a win-win situation! =) We actually just use a small tree that CANNOT accommodate any more ornaments and sits on a small table–and easily stores in its narrow box all year. Works for us.
I may use just a few Xmas decorations around the house.
For many years, we always went and cut down a real tree for Christmas. I loved the smell but it made such a mess and for me, plastic doesn’t do it. Then one year, we didn’t get a tree and that just seemed to happen for the next few years…and now, we don’t even think about getting one. What’s the point? What’s the meaning? Instead, for my kids, we have a Christmas present hunt. It’s super fun and we make the clues so that they have to work together to find everything.
As for decorating for Christmas, we just put up a few things and make lots of cookies together.
This is just lovely, Carolyn! I just spent some of the days of my Christmas break with worikng through Christy’s She Art online class and really enjoyed it. The techniques are such fun, arent’y they, and the results always look so happy.
Yikes. A partly plastic thing that you have to store all year? No thanks. I’d much rather bring in a real, biodegradable tree every year and throw it out.
Maybe the way to think about things is in units of volume * time. I may have a tree that’s twice as large, but I only have it for about 1/24 of the year.
becoming minimalist says
hey, i think the way you think. does that mean i can eat the other half of this popcorn string?
It means you need half as many ornaments. ;)